Animal Biomechanical Medicine (ABM) looks at the whole animal body at rest and in motion. It can be used both as an assessment and treatment tool.
The aim is to discover the area or areas of the animal’s body that are not functioning properly. It pays close attention to all tissues including the fascia, muscle, tendons, ligaments, joints and bones of the body.
Signs of problems in your dog or cat may include:
• Struggling to get up or down
• Difficulty sitting properly
• Yelping or crying
• Disinclination to play or move
• Muscle wasting/weakness or spasm
• General stiffness
ABM uses selective manual therapies which involves hands on manipulation of soft issues and joints appropriate to the dysfunction (e.g. selective osteopathic and chiropractic techniques including massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, joint manipulation).
Following assessment and treatment a tailored rehabilitation programme can be developed, with exercises specific to the individuals needs to help maintain and improve whole body strength, flexibility, balance and proprioception.