The Ultimate combination of Mctimoney, Clinical Massage, Canine Touch and Rehab exercises
Using a combination of life-changing therapies in one single treatment, Emma delivers the best possible results for your dog!
Clinical Canine Massage is a non-invasive therapy for dogs that rehabilitates them from muscular injury and helps to support dogs with orthopaedic issues like arthritis. It is also suitable for sporting dogs and senior dogs with results usually being seen in 1-3 sessions.
I use 4 disciplines of massage encompassing over 50 techniques; myofascial release, both the direct and indirect approach, remedial sports massage, deep tissue massage and Swedish massage. Also facilitated stretching and manual lymphatic drainage.
Owners may also support their own dogs at home with Swedish massage, please see the owners one day workshops.
The Outcome Of Clinical Canine Massage Is Typically:
– Improved mobility and activity levels
– Resolution or reduction of lameness/limping and stiffness
– Improved character/mood
– Return to normal posture and gait
– A fully rehabilitated muscular injury
– Able to return to activities of daily living e.g. up/down stairs, walks
– A happier dog more willing to be examined, petted or groomed
A Typical Clinical Canine Massage Will Entail:
– Gait Analysis
– Postural Analysis
– Superficial Palpation
– Full Consultation , Medical History and ADL Assessment
– A discussion with the owner on expectations of the therapy
– 45 minute massage therapy session
– Home care plan and other recommendations
Clinical Canine Massage May Be Used:
– To pinpoint and rehabilitate muscular injury and issue successfully in 1-3 sessions
– To provide pain management for arthritis, hip dysplasia, and other orthopaedic issues
– To remove trigger points and spasms and to normalise muscular function and activity
– To support senior dogs and those who seem to be slowing down
– To improve gait and posture
– As an aid in pain management for dogs intolerant to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or with renal dysfunction
– To enhance the performance of sporting and agility dogs
– To improve the dog’s ability to be examined/handled/groomed by addressing myofascial dysfunction
McTimoney is a form of chiropractic manipulation used to treat pain and dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system.
It predominantly focuses on optimising alignment of the spine and pelvis in order to restore correct function of the skeletal system, nervous system and surrounding soft tissue. The technique is non-invasive and gentle and is readily accepted by animals.
The treatment aims to resolve dysfunction and balance the animal’s musculoskeletal system, restoring health and movement, soundness, and performance.
Strength From The Inside Out
The Canine Conditioning Academy is bridging the gap in canine therapy and training. Our programmes are science-based, focusing on correct form which leads to correct function.
Using human and equine exercise principles that re-educate neuromuscular function our aim is to re-balance the canine body, correct movement patterns which will improve performance and reduce the risk of injury.
IT’S ALL ABOUT FORM – our exercises are based on getting correct FORM which encourages the correct firing of muscles to improve function.
Foundation Intermediate Advanced Training Programmes
It is common in equine and human training to incorporate core strength training and there is now much research in the correct way to condition dogs. Our courses pull together the most current research from human, equine, and canine conditioning and fitness giving our students the most relevant scientific basis to excel in this new field of Canine Conditioning.
In creating the Canine Conditioning Academy the founders have integrated their vast knowledge and experience in canine therapy and exercise physiology with the experience gained by teaching and implementing canine exercise programmes.
Research and techniques from human, equine, and canine conditioning and remedial training are key to the conditioning programs which have been developed over 8 years of intense review. 100s of dogs are using the Canine Conditioning Academy fitness programmes and the results speak for themselves.
The Canine Conditioning Academy offers a range of courses in total conditioning and fitness for dogs.
Our unique programmes are designed to develop canine strength from the inside out. Foundation Conditioning is the key to a fit, healthy, flexible, balanced dog helping them to get the best out of life and reach their full athletic potential is what every they do.
We train Dog Lovers, Trainers, Canine Sports Participants, Canine Professionals, Therapists, and our Clients to develop, maintain and value canine conditioning and fitness.
We run courses for everyone from our One Day Massage Workshops for owners and competitors to the Canine Conditioning Academy Licensed Instructor programme for canine professionals wanting to learn about and teach advanced canine conditioning.
Our licensed Instructor programme is externally accredited and approved as a customised provision by LANTRA, the national industry recognised awarding body regulated by OFQUAL, SQA, and Qualification Wales.