International Association of Animal Therapists
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Ultrasound & manual therapy case study

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 I set out to understand how much force is used in executing the jumping action in Border Collies and what might happen if this muscle group is repetitively overloaded and subsequent treatments to help rectify issues. This has implications in Agility as the amount of training and competition continues to increase, placing ever higher demands on the canine athletes. Five case studies were used, all over 5 years old and training / in competition since at least 2 years old. In each case the hamstring tendon of origin was treated on a specific limb with therapeutic ultrasound, deep-friction-massage and stretching. In all cases, improvements were noted.



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