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Massage & Mobility


Chiropractic: An Art & Science
Like people, animals suffer from back, neck, pelvic and musculoskeletal problems, and like us, they can benefit from chiropractic manipulation. Tony Gilmore, Animal PRO for the McTimoney Chiropractic Association explains. (31/7/99)
New Zealand Greenshell Mussel is from the pristine waters of the South Islandof New Zealand. Green-lipped Mussel
Green-lipped mussel - said to be able to help protect areas prone to injury, and, at the same time, guard against the normal wear and tear of the ageing process - is now available for agility dogs.
Grizzly Salmon Oil
Sara Lloyd discovered the benefit of Omega 3 fatty acids in fish oils after her Miniature Schnauzer Henry had been diagnosed with cancer. Now she feeds it to all her dogs.
Hydrotherapy: In the Swim
In any action sport, whether it involves humans or animals, it is a well-known fact that the fitter the participants are the less likely it is for injuries to occur. However, due to the foot and mouth crisis, many agility dogs are losing their fitness from lack of off-lead running, regular training and competitions. This will result in both dogs and humans sustaining pulled muscles and other injuries when we can finally return to training/competing. With this in mind, Sally Hopkins recommends a dip in the pool. (15/04/01)
Joint Aid
GWF Nutrition Managing Director Stephen Tucker answers three of the most commonly asked questions on taking care of your dog's joints.
McTimoney Animal Therapy
Jo Bird's Murphy has had more than his fair share of health problems, which is why Anna Rowland thought using him for a case study would make for interesting reading especially for agility handlers! (18/09/2017)

Osteopathy: Put the Joy Back into Jumping
Most dogs naturally enjoy agility, and when they feel restricted or unwell, they may not perform at their best. Prompt of assessment of an injury following a tumble can save a great deal of pain for both the dog and its owner, and regular check-ups for recent or longstanding problems can avoid lameness, arthritis and back problems. Animal osteopath Julie Vaughan explains what to do when rest and painkillers are not enough. (10/4/00)
Osteopathy - What to Expect
Agility dogs are particularly susceptible to work related injuries or muscular imbalances due to training. Claire Short, an osteopath with a special interest in agility dogs, explains the benefits of this form of treatment. (18/07/06)
Reiki for Dogs
How hands on healing is helping Jill Gibson's Great Dane Blake and why it could be helping your agility dog.
Shiatsu for Agility Handlers & Dogs
Learn about Shiatsu and help improve the connection between you and your dog. Jean Davidson treats agility handlers and dogs at shows around the East of Scotland
Smart Clinic
Many agility handlers might have wondered about the benefits of seeking professional advice on a competition dog that didn't seem to have any perceivable problems but Gemma Osmond felt that something - she didn't know what -was wrong. So Gemma took her dogs to the Smart Clinic
Sports Massage
When was the last time you had your dog checked over by a massage therapist, chiropractor, osteopath or other? And now, when was the last time YOU were treated or checked over? Tamzin Grimes is now offering a sports massage service for agility handlers at shows.

Strrr-etching the Imagination
It's all well and good to say that you should warm up your dog before training or a competition but what does that really mean? Some suggestions for warming up programmes which could be used before training or a run at a competition. (11

Tellington TTouch for Agility
TTouch is a forward thinking approach to training, handling and rehabilitation for all animals. Toni Shelbourne, one of the UK's top practitioners, explains how it can help agility dogs.  (07/07/08)

TTouch for Agility
Touch your way to success with TTouch, a method of working with animals to calm, focus and aid recovery. Jeanette Atkinson, TTouch Companion Animal Practitioner and agility instructor explains why TTouch and agility make such great partners. (25/02/02)
Vet Physio for the Agility Dog
Chartered Physiotherapist Barbara Houlding sent us this case study of Nicola Vince's first agility dog, Jess.
Warm Up & Cool Down
Agility dogs are often confined in the car or crate, and may go straight into the ring with little or no advanced preparation. This inevitably increases the risk of injury and also prevents dogs from performing at their best. Animal therapist Liz Harris explains how you can prepare your dog for agility work and how to tell if your dog needs to see a therapist.
Warming Up for Agility
Paula Kingswood found Canine Massage & Stretching while surfing the Net, hoping to find a way to prevent the same injury problems her terrier incurred last year. She reports on the results which were not what she expected but were nevertheless welcome. (16/05/05)

Warming Up - Is it Worth the Effort?
As a Chartered Physiotherapist and agility handler herself, Lesley Holmes has always been surprised that so few competitors appear to warm-up their dogs before a run. Human athletes like Linford Christy and David Beckham do so why not our canine athletes? As part of her studies for a MSc in Animal Physiotherapy, therefore, she decided to combine her academic studies with her own particular interest. So she devised a questionnaire to find out whether 'warming up' reduces injuries to agility dogs and circulated it around the agility community. The results have now been analysed and she's agreed to share the results, in précis form, with you here.