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What Happens at a Consultation?
At the initial consultation, a case history will be taken. This will cover the presenting complaint and any previous injuries and health problems. A standing examination, followed by observing the dog moving at different paces. Next the osteopath will examine the mobility of the joints and flexibility of the soft tissues of the dog
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This thorough examination enables the osteopath to make a diagnosis. If appropriate, following this assessment, the osteopath will carry out the appropriate treatment consisting of manipulation, soft tissue techniques and stretching. Occasionally cranio-sacral techniques are used to aid the balancing of the tissues through a more subtle and gentle approach.
Throughout the consultation and treatment process it is important to keep your vet informed of how treatment is progressing.
Occasionally it may be necessary to prescribe simple exercises and home massage to supplement the osteopathic treatment. The need for any follow-up treatments will also be discussed. The number of treatments required depends on the presenting complaint and the findings in the initial consultation.