Old age is not a disease, but diseases can develop with it.
When dogs injure themselves, they hide it so they don't appear weak, and will just walk a different way to compensate so it doesn't hurt. Some of them never stop walking that different way! Until me 😉
When you have an older dog who has been compensating for 3, or 4, or 5 years....that's however many years of using their body incorrectly. Imagine the damage it is doing to use their body incorrectly long term, the uneven wear and tear it leads to on the bones in their joints. I reset their muscles so they remember how they are supposed to be used.
Many dogs have some tightness somewhere, and many have some weakness. I cannot stress enough on the importance of strength and flexibility in senior dogs - you do not stop exercising them, you adapt their exercise to be less intense but more frequent. In conjunction with the work I do, appropriate exercise, modifications to their environment, analgesia and supplements as needed. These are all things we do for older people, let's start doing them for older animals too.
I'm not a magic cure, I advocate for lifestyle changes to manage health in people and animals. I am a registered nurse and work in rehabilitation, so it is really exciting for me to be able to transfer the skills I’ve honed with people over to animals – including having an idea of how they’ll react to certain parts of the treatment.
I want to get these same great results for your animals. If you know an animal who is slowing down and dealing with age related changes, this could be just what they need.