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How it works:
Areas of segmental joint dysfunction are found through a combination of static and motion palpation and utilising the animal adjusting tool. When a dog has an area of dysfunction, they will elicit an involuntary pathological reflex (an involuntary muscle contraction) when an impulse is administered into the correlated vertebral level.
The animal adjusting tool works well in providing an impulse to the joint segment. This reflex, which is elicited by the common recurrent meningeal nerve, indicates an area of neurological and myofascial dysfunction. When the area of dysfunction is released, this reflex will decrease or disappear.This technique that addresses both the neurologic and soft tissue components associated with joint misalignments. This technique uses instrument (extremely safe and comfortable) body adjustments, laser meridian therapy, soft tissue release and stretches. Both dogs and cats can benefit greatly from this technique.
Some noise sensitive/very dogs may not be accepting of this treatment but can be counter-conditioned over time.
Our clients are happy with the results we can achieve for their dogs using this unique technique and it is one of our primary therapies.
This technique can help dogs with: lameness; arthritis, intervertebral disc disease, hip dysplasia, knee ligament tears/injuries, hind end weakness, muscle spasms, trouble getting up and downtrouble going up and down stairs& decreased agility.
If you have a nervious dog you will need to book a 1 hour session so we can give them breaks or use alternative therapies if they are not able to cope with the Activator.
Thermal Heat Therapy
After over 30 years research Japanese scientists developed a technology that can create and reproduce Far-Infrared devices that are now used for medical and health purposes. The use of FIR is very advanced and widespread in Japan where it is considered as one of the most significant medical developments of the 21st century. Far-Infrared is a wave length of sunlight (5-25 microns) – a tiny part of the vast spectrum of the sun’s infrared ray (0.75 – 1000 microns). It was first confirmed by NASA that among the rays of the sun. FIR is most essential and beneficial for life and growth of all living things on this planet. It is indispensable for any life form to exist.
Well suited to dogs with muscle & joint pain.
Revives the function of Autonomic Nervous System by balancing the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic nerves, promotes circulations of blood, hormone and other body fluids.
Enhances the quality of white cells and raises one’s immune system.
Has a high penetration power, deep beyond skin & dermis.
Activates cellular function through resonance of the body cells.
Increases blood oxygen to damaged tissues.
Promotes faster healing.
Improves lymph circulation to assist in removing accumulated toxins.
Treats sprains, bruises, arthritis and muscle pain.
Decreases joint stiffness.
Relieves muscle spasms.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Japanese Trial showed improvement in all cases.
Raynaud's Syndrome responded significantly in pain & discomfort.
Improve wound healing significantly.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome showing a 70% improvement rate in 600 patient trial.
During a treatment the spine is treated first as part of the foundation treatment, from there we either focus on problem areas and/or use its temperature function / animals feedback to find problem spots that appear as lower temperatures.
Soft Tissue Therapy
Strengthens muscle and tendon integrity
Increases flexibility of the musculoskeletal system
Achieves structural balance
Improves blood circulation for healthy muscle and bone
Lengthens connective tissue for efficient muscle performance
Stimulates lymphatic drainage to promote healthy joints
Improves nutrient supply for healthy organs
Increases muscle flexibility to prevent injury
Improves range of movement and body balance
Reduces muscle tension and fatigue
There are some conditions that cannot be corrected but can be managed with some success, if your dog falls into this situation, we will discuss this with you in further detail.
Reduction of Inflamation
How does it work?
Coherent laser light stimulates the production of body’s own natural pain-relieving chemicals such as increased endorphin and enkephalin production.
Rocktaping for Pain & Support
Rocktape is a kinesiology tape that has a unique adhesive perfect for all canine sports. It is being used more regularly by innovative equine & canine practitioners, trainers and coaches.
First used by acupuncturists and chiropractors in Japan, today kinesiology tape is used by practitioners throughout the world to treat injuries and improve sports performance.
This has an effect of: reducing the sensation of pain, promoting circulation assisting in the reduction of any swelling or bruising and enhancing the blood flow to the injured muscle.
Muscle Strains or Tear
Post Acupuncture / Body Work Inflammation
Prolong the Effects of Myofacial Release
Tendonitis, Tendonopathy or Desmitis
Rehabilitation, Management and/or Prevention of Movement Dysfunctions
Therapeutic ultrasound is a very high frequency sound wave that when applied to tissue via a probe head, causes the molecules in its path to vibrate at a microscopic level. This has various beneficial effects including increasing the blood circulation to the area (which brings in healing cells and helps disperse natural toxins), decreases swelling, and speeds the rate of healing.
We use a TENS pen as shown, this device measures skin resistance and alerts when an acu-point requires to be stimulated.
Stimulation is a micro-current, however if a trigger point is located, the muscle can visually contract.
What we are looking for is asymmetry, hot or cold spots that shouldn't be in that location. Thermal imaging can help us see at a glance if the dog is under or over using muscle groups and we also use this technlogy to help us pinpoint laser treatments.
Rockblades - IASTM
IASTM improves skin/fascial/nerve gliding and neuro-sensory pain modulation via Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization.
The Rockblade may look like a Ninja tool but it's gentle in our hands.
Conditioning - Canine Fitness
All healthy & uninjured dogs no matter what age can participate in canine conditioning on a level that is appropriate for their age and activity level.
The same reason a non-athlete human would go to the gym - the health benefits are plenty. Build long lean muscle, reduce weight, improve flexibility, improve organ health, improve confidence. Dogs who move better, live longer.
Relationship & Confidence Building
One of the great side effects of conditioning is building upon the relationship between dog and handler as well increasing confidence in the dog. We get massive kicks out of seeing this happen in our classes and workshops!
We will give you the tools to put together your own programs. We don't do it for you because we feel it's important you know how to do it yourself and choose exercises that you like so you will stay with a program.
What are the benefits for dogs in different diciplines?
All dogs will improve balance, strength & endurance as well as build upon their relationship with their handler & gain confidence.
Improved body awareness that leads to more solid stacks, improved free stacking, improved movement - both side gait as well as coming and going.
Improved endurance, improved figure 8's, tighter sits, drops etc. more comfortable and balanced stays and stand for exams.
Improved endurance, improved flexibility, faster course times, fewer bar knocks, tight turns, safer contacts & fewer injuries.
Improved endurance, faster and more powerful take offs & longer jumps with fewer injuries.
Improved endurance, improved flexibility, improved rear end awareness & improved strength.
Lure Coursing Dogs
Improved endurance, stronger & faster and more flexible with fewer injuries.
Improved endurance, stronger & faster with fewer injuries.
How long will it take?
Just like going to the gym, there is no magic wand in lieu of hard work, results will start to appear within a couple of weeks of training every 2nd day, however best results are seen over a period of 4 months.
If you're not prepared to give conditioning the time commitment it needs then you would be better to invest your money and time in another activity.
What are the limitations?
Conditioning cannot change your dog's physical structure, however, in saying this, all dogs have structural weaknesses and conditioning can help strengthen these.
What equipment do I need?
You are able to start with no equipment plus using items in your environment. We do recommend a Balance Disc to start with. As time goes on, you may like to invest in other pieces of equipment.
How do I get started?
First, you will need to complete a foundations program before advancing to equipment or seeing us learn other pieces of equipment or participate in conditioning sessions with us, we recommend Foundation K9Fitness which is an online 2-week course for $59.00 USD. A foundation course will take you and your dog through the basics of learning how to move their body and engage their core. This course is done with or without equipment. You can purchase a Balance disc and Fitbone/s if you wish but it is not absolutely necessary.
Nutrition has long been a passion of ours, with continued study over the last decade through various institutes we help clients work through the confusion of transitioning their dogs to a natural fresh food diet as well as help them understand what to look for in commercial diets.
We do not consult on medical nutrition, if you require a nuitritional plan for a medical condition please consult with Dr Ian Billinghurst.
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Qualifications & Current Studies
Canine Kinesiology Taping Practitioner
Animal Neuro-myofascial Release Therapist (Adjustments)
Canine Myofunctional Therapy
Canine Massage Therapy
Emmetts Therapy (Certs 1-4.)
Veterinary Thermal Imaging
Instrument Assisted Neuro Sensory Modulation
Diploma in Canine Fitness- CASI
K9Fit Core Instructor - K9Fit
Certified Canine Fitness Trainer (CCFT) - University of Tennessee (ENR)
Request a Workshop in your City
We reguarily run workshops on combined topics of nutrition, structure & conditioning which is tailored to the audience.
Our day rate is $500.00 + expenses such as flights & accomodation.
Conditioning workshops outside of Sydney will need to provide suffcient conditioning equipment to be used.