Dogs suffer the same muscle and joint problems as humans. If you love to be physically active on the weekends and then end up suffering for it on Monday, you will understand how your dog feels after he has “done too much”. His muscles are sore and uncomfortable.
Muscle and joint therapy (MJT) help to get rid of soreness and strengthen muscle tolerance of activity. MJT also offers many other benefits. If your dog has been injured or undergone surgery, MJT can assist your dog’s muscles to convalesce and regain function. If your dog is in field or agility training, MJT can help to condition your dog and develop a competitive edge. If your dog is now a senior, MJT can help to maintain muscle and joint flexibility.
MJT also aids dogs to overcome the impact on their muscles created by repetitive movements of any kind. Repetitive motion can lead to frayed muscle fibers, spasms, pain, and sustained contraction of muscles. Sustained muscle contraction can alter your dog’s gait over time.
When muscles are over-exerted or injured, your dog becomes less active. His muscles are less able to absorb the blood and oxygen that foster their function, as well as less able to dump cellular waste material out of his body. This means your dog will be sore longer and more prone to re-injury or mobility impairment over time.
If you have noticed your dog developing a limp or becoming less active for no particular reason, your companion’s muscles and/or joints may require attention. Muscle manipulation, passive joint rotation and neuromuscular re-patterning can help restore a normal level of activity.
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