Tuesday, August 18, 2015

dog chiropractor south shore boston and cape cod

Dr Bruce will be adjusting dogs and owners as well as cold laser therapy at Complete Canine in Hyannis this Thursday 8/20 starting at 6:30pm 
Please call 508-534-9925 to Schedule.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

dog chiropractor south shore boston, cape cod, boston, nantucket

The brain receives three different types of sensory input that help determine the body’s position:
Visual – feedback on what the eyes see
Vestibular- feedback on what the ears sense and how these signals relate to the feeling of equilibrium
Somatosensory – what we like to call the “touch” sensory input, this is feedback on pressure, vibration, and position and movement relative to other body parts, from the skin, joints, tendons, and muscles.
These three inputs work together for optimal balance and reactive skills. As you might imagine, older dogs with impaired hearing or vision are likely to have compromised balance skills.

 Benefits of Balance Training Your Dog | SlimDoggy

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Cruciate ligament injury or tear in dogs - Chiropractor for dogs south shore boston, cape cod, nantucket, boston

  • Dogs less than 33 lbs (15 kg) may be treated conservatively as outpatients; 65 percent improve or are normal within six months
  • Dogs greater than 33 lbs (15 kg) should be treated with stabilization surgery; only 20 percent improve or are normal within six months with conservative medical management
  • Following surgery, the use of ice packs and physical therapy (such as range-of-motion exercises, massage, and electrical muscle stimulation) are important for improvement
  • Chiropractic for the compensation of the spine and to prevent to opposite leg from tearing.
  • Weight control is an important component for decreasing stress on the stifle joint
  • Stabilization surgery is recommended for all dogs, as it speeds the rate of recovery, reduces joint degeneration, and enhances function

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

chiropractor for dogs with rear leg problem, boston, cape cod, south shore boston

Dogs can have Hamstring pulls. Especially performance dogs. Some symptoms may be knocking poles or popping out to the weaves, or even reluctance to jump. Often the pelvis and Sacroiliac will have subluxation. Treatment from chiropractic, cold laser, massage and acupuncture will help.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Lame front leg in a dog - chiropractor for dogs south shore boston, cape cod, nantucket, marthas vineyard

A dog will often head bob when there is a lame leg. Sometimes if there is pain they will also pant.
Be sure you have your dog checked by your vet for lyme as well as possible hypothyroid which are common causes. If all these are negative then there may be a shoulder and or back issue which is well treated with animal chiropractic.

Often a locked shoulder joint or a subluxation in the neck and or upper back can cause lameness. Using chiropractic adjustment, cold laser and some exercises will help fix this problem.

Please contact Dr Bruce at 781-337-1180 or indekchiropractic@gmail.com