The initial evaluation will take approximately 1 hour.  The evaluation consists of the following:

 

  • A Thorough Manual Palpation of Muscle and Fascia

-  A diagnosis and assessment of primary versus compensatory tension areas throughout the body.

  • Orthopedic Examination 

-  An evaluation of joint pain and integrity of specific joints.

  • Manual Palpation of Acupuncture Meridians and Points

-  A diagnostic aid to determine specific areas of the body both internally and externally affected by imbalance, stagnation, deficiencies or excess conditions.

  • Range of Motion Assessment

-  Manual palpation and movement of the motion joints throughout the entire body.

  • Lameness Evaluation

-  Walk, trot, cantor on leash on hard and soft surfaces
-  Movement free in open area
-  Evaluation of dog performing discipline (agility, tracking etc)

  • Treatment

-  Myofascial and muscle releasing techniques
-  Adjustment of vertebral subluxation complexes and other motion joint
-  Acupuncture