Holistic Medicine

Prolo Therapy

Veterinary prolotherapy, also known as non-surgical ligament reconstruction, is a valuable tool for those pets that have suffered from ligament or tendon damage.

Prolotherapy involves an injection, usually of a mixture of medications, into the affected area or joint. The medications most commonly contained in the prolotherapy compound are geared towards pain relief, ligament and tendon reconstruction and regeneration and to generate faster healing. The solution causes the growth of new connective tissue, helping to stabilize the joint and provide relief from pain. The injection is actually a series of injections, performed once every three weeks for a total of five treatments.

Prolotherapy has been around for a while, having been used in human rehabilitative medicine for over 35 years. The side effects are minimal and are usually localized to area soreness and potential bruising. This usually only lasts for one to two days following the treatment.

Prolotherapy should not be seen as a replacement for surgery; some pets would not be considered candidates for this type of medical procedure. Careful evaluation performed by one of our veterinarians as well as a thorough consultation will help you to decide what is best for you and your pet.

Cold Laser Therapy

The benefits of laser treatments help in the reduction of swollen limbs, pulled muscles, post surgical inflammation, and speeds healing. We offer single treaments or multi-treatment packages. Your pet will also love the extra attention while the treatment is performed.

We are also pleased to have Dr Stacie Seymour visit the clinic to offer the following services

Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a manual therapy that looks for decreased motion and restristion in the joints of the spine. These restrictions can cause a decrease in normal movement and cause negative effects to the nervous system. During a chiropractic exam the joints in the body are taken through a series of motions to identify restrictions and decreased range of motion (subluxations). An adjustment is made through a very quick and concise movement.

Common causes of subluxations include; trauma, poor fitting equipment, age and just everyday life which causes wear and tear on the joints in the body. Chiropractic is a very safe treatment when performed by a trained practitioner. Typical sessions last around 45 minutes. Frequency of sessions will depend on the animal, its lifestyle and the issue being treated.

Acupunture

Acupuncture is a method of treatment by which specific points on the body are stimulated. Methods of stimulation include; pressure, needles, fluid, electrical current, and heat. The goal of acupuncture is to restore the flow of energy throughout the body and help the body to become balanced once again to restore health. A typical acupuncture session will last about and hour. The number and frequency of sessions will depend on the condition being treated. At least 3 sessions may be needed before improvement is seen.

 

Many studies have proven that acupuncture is beneficial in reducing pain, regulating gastrointestinal motility, decreasing inflammation, stimulating the immune system, aid in hormone regulation, and promotes micro-circulation. Acupuncture is a very safe medical procedure. Some side effects that may occur include; redness or bleeding at the sight, bent needles,  and pain upon insertion.