Compensatory Muscular Issues of the Canine Back

Rehabilitation and Strengthening by Bobbie Lyons CCFT, FP-MTI, Cert CF, Alan Gardner PgD A. Phys, MDip, DipMgmt, IAAT, ASSVAP and Niki Warren RVN CertVNECC MCAM Introduction Animals can mask pain or discomfort by altering their posture and gait. From the perspective of a rehabilitation and strengthening team this is a critical point. If not treated in a timely manner, issues such as this can lead to compensatory injury factors. For example, inflamed soft tissues can sometimes impinge on nerves and blood vessels. Additionally, shortened muscles may pull bones out of alignment, causing joint imbalances. These factors can cause additional pain...

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