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THERAPIES

ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice where specific point on the body are stimulated with a specific method, resulting in a therapeutic effect. These points are located along well-mapped channels across the body, referred to as “meridians.”

Acupuncture has been used for centuries and has been widely acknowledged as an effective method of treatment for many ailments. Research has begun to explain scientifically some of the mechanisms through which acupuncture achieves its effects. Some of these studies have shown that acupoints are located in areas with a high density of free nerve endings, mast cells, small arterioles, and lymphatic vessels. Stimulation of these points, therefore, stimulates these local structures. Benefits include pain  relief, anti-inflammatory effects, regulation of gastrointestinal motility and other internal organs, immuno-regulation, and hormone and reproductive regulation, to name just a few.

While acupuncture may serve as an effective therapy for certain issues when used on its own, it can also serve as an excellent adjunctive therapy for both traditional and alternative modalities, benefiting an even wider range of conditions.

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COLD LASER THERAPY

Cold laser therapy (LLLT) is thought to work when the light an LLLT device emits passes through the skin into the  body, where it stimulates the energy and respiration centers of animal's cells, the mitochondria, results in greater cell energy, communication, nutrition, growth and life for our pets.

LLLT is used to reduce inflammation which the most common cause of  musculoskeletal pain. Research has shown that it reduces the cells and enzymes responsible for causing inflammation and increases antioxidant and anti-inflammatory enzymes.

This Laser is suitable for horses, dogs, cats and more!

Not Suitable for all conditions. 

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE

Dr. Keely has specialized in the Myofascial System for over 17 years working with both people and horses.

Myofascial Release (MFR) is a hands-on, whole-body, manual therapy technique that targets the fascial system. It differs from massage and chiropractic manipulation. MFR elongates fascial tissue with gentle pressure into the restricted tissue barrier. It allows for the release of soft tissue restrictions that alter bony alignment and performs osseous releases slowly without manipulation. After releasing through several barriers, the tissue becomes soft and pliable. The technique releases restriction from pain-sensitive areas and restores motion. 

Fascia is a three-dimensional web that surrounds every bone, muscle, nerve, organ, and vessel down to the cellular level, from head to foot or head to hoof. Elastin, collagen, and a fluid-ground substance are their components. Restrictions can develop in fascia from trauma, poor carriage, and repetitive training. These restrictions can create pain, swelling, misalignments, poor muscular biomechanics, decreased range of motion, cranio/sacral restrictions, emotional blockages and reduced strength, and lameness. Additionally, fascia can lose its pliability, collagen can become dense and fibrous, and the ground substance can solidify. Standard tests will not show a fascial restriction.

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