Manual Therapy

Linda Franzini, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner has done extensive training in manual therapy, including medical massage, myofascial trigger point identification and release, joint mobilizations for the front and hind limbs, basic and advanced mobilization techniques for the canine spine and pelvis, and manual therapy techniques for sports related injuries.

Manual therapy can include:

  • Heat, massage, range of motion, stretching
  • Myofascial trigger point release – palpation and identification of taut bands within affected/painful muscles. These are manually released with ischemic pressure and specific stretching techniques. Decreases pain and muscle dysfunction while improving mobility.
  • Joint and spinal mobilizations – helps to control pain and can dramtically improve comfortable range of motion and mobility.
  • Traction – increases blood flow to the area, decreases pain, relieves nerve entrapment.

Some of the benefits of manual therapy are:

  • Increased circulation to help reduce swelling.
  • Decreased muscle soreness and overall pain.
  • Decreased muscle tension or spasm.
  • Increased muscle flexibility.
  • Reduced stress
  • Improved mobility


All patients receive their treatments while lying on a bio pulse bed in a very positive and relaxing environment.