Working With Animals

Animal physical therapy and rehabilitation is a newer form of animal health care that is beneficial for animals that have posture, alignment or mobility problems and pain or trauma from injury or surgery.

How I work with animals
working-with-animalsI love working with animals.  They have so much to teach us about unconditional love.  They are pure and honest and each one is unique.  Some are shy, some are confident, some anxious, some calm and some are perpetual motion!  So in working with animals, I let them take the lead as to what they need in order to feel comfortable.

Animals focus on health and often try not to show that something is wrong. When they are being treated, I find they change much faster than people – dogs faster than people, cats faster than dogs.  Many dogs, especially young ones, meet their goals after three sessions.  Older dogs are seen more regularly and at an interval that works best for them and their guardians – two times a month, every six weeks and it can vary.

What I do
Jean on a house callI use gentle manual therapies that work with what the body is already trying to do to move into health.  Manual therapy is a general term for any type of “hands on” therapy.    Some physical therapy techniques are not suitable for animals because of the All animals are welcomeneed to follow directions or hold a specific position.  The methods I use with animals are very gentle, “animal friendly” and put the animal at ease.

The BodyTalk System works with the energy systems of the body to restore synchronization.   Animals love it when I use this system. They are very connected to and aware of their environment.  BodyTalk offers a way to balance animals with external influences that are causing them stress.  It is a brilliant system and I am continually in awe of the results.  Marshall & Tess

Physical therapy is not a substitute for veterinary care.  Oregon law requires a veterinary referral prior to physical therapy but not for BodyTalk.