Do you want to find a therapist for the osteopathic the treatment of your dog, Ingrid Boelpaep is ready to help you.
How does the osteopathic treatment of your dog take place?
After hearing the complaints, I will examine the dog manually to determine were the problem is localized. The tension and mobility of the muscles and articulations will be checked. This happens the best in a position where the dog is at ease.
The osteopathic treatment is only done by soft, manual techniques. Most dogs tolerate this very well en will relax during the treatment. But I always adapt the treatment to the dog and to what he/she is allowing me to do.
Besides manipulations of the blocked vertebra's, I also use other techniques to release the tension in the muscles and fascia (connective tissue), under which JM deep pressure massage (you can find more explanation on the pages for HORSES) and fascial release techniques.
What can you expect?
An osteopathic treatment will have an impact on the cause of the problem and not only on the symptoms, like for example painkillers. Therefore you may not expect an immediate result. The body of the dog needs time to recuperate and to find his balance. That’s why mostly it is recommended after treatment to give the animal some days rest. It often also happens that the dog is tired after treatment. He/she may of course go outside, but it is better not to let him do a lot of sport.
The result depends on the nature and duration of the complaint, the age and background of the dog. A second treatment can be recommended, depending on the nature of the complaints.
Under the motto “prevention is better than cure”, it would be good to check the dog twice a year by an osteopath.
If you would like to have more information about tretaments for dogs, do not hesitate to contact me. Also for treatments for your horse, I can help you further, because I'm also a diplomated equine osteopath. Have also a look at the prices, links and my blog.