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Animal Biomechanical Medicine

Animal Biomechanical Medicine combines chiropractic, physio and rehabilitation assessment and treatments for your dog and cat to primarily improve outcomes in musculoskeletal disorders. It utilises a gentle approach to manual medicine and is applicable for pets young and old. The three aspects of ABM - Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Rehabilitation - have a syngergistic effect on the health of dogs and cats.

The Animal Biomechanical Course is a unique two year (980 hours) course taught exclusively to professionals who are either Veterinarians, Chiropractors or Osteopaths who intend to treat dogs, cats and horses. The association has ongoing education and new information and techniques are shared freely between the three professions. Most techniques that are used by Chiropractors, Osteopaths and Physiotherapists can be used on Dogs and Cats.

 

Animal Biomechanical Medicine should always be especially considered in elderly dogs and cats. The chiropractic and physiotherapy techniques may also be helpful for dogs and cats whose recovery from surgery is not progressing.

Animal Biomechanical Medicine should also be considered in the following conditions:

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Intervertabral disc disease( IVDD dogs)         Hip Dysplasia                          

 

Elbow Dysplasia

                          

Dog Patella Luxation                           Degenerative Myelopathy     

 

Medial Shoulder Instability         

 

Osteoarthritis                               Cervical Vertabral Instability 

 

Iliopsoas Strain                             Pain

Some of the studies which look at the benefits of Chiropractic and Physiotherapy techniques when used on dogs, cats and humans are outlined below:

Osteopathic manipulative treatment for low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials John C Licciardone et al

Effects of orthopaedic manual therapy in knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis Shahnawaz Anwer et al

The Efficacy of Manual Therapy for Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Ariel Desjardins-Charbonneau, PT, MSc

Manipulation and mobilization for treating chronic low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis D.Coulter PhD et al