Roger & Sheila with Tasmin

posted 24 May 2010, 13:55 by susan davies   [ updated 17 Jun 2010, 13:40 ]
The day after Tasmin's first massage/therapy session we were both amazed at how much improved she was, barely limping at all
 
 
'Tasmin badly sprained her shoulder in July 2009 and despite following veterinary advice on recuperation, every time she got to the stage where she was allowed exercise off the lead her exuberance resulted in her aggravating the injury and we had to start again with very restricted exercise. When she was still lame in 2010 we worried that she might never fully recover so we spoke to a masseur who dealt with human sports injuries and he told us about Susie. After our vet gave Tasmin a thorough check including x-rays, he diagnosed the problem as bicipital tendonitis and said he was happy for us to go to Susie.
The day after Tasmin's first massage/therapy session we were both amazed at how much improved she was, barely limping at all. As it could not have been a physical change in such a short time we concluded that having to use her shoulder whilst in the tank had made her realise that she could stretch out without pain. Having made that mental breakthrough we could concentrate on buildling up her muscles again to protect the joint. With Susie's massage and hydrotherapy and lots of walks on a short lead we now have a fit and limp free dog again. Thank you, Susie, without that mental breakthrough we would still be struggling to get her fit.
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