Ollie

Ollie is a cheeky collie/terrier cross who unfortunately lost his right front leg some years ago. Although he is healthy, happy and very active (very) his spine is a bit lopsided due to overcompensation of his hind muscles to maintain his balance.  So the aims of the treatment sessions with Ollie were to prevent any issues with his mobility and balance later in life.  His injury does not seem to worry him as he is able to wee by cocking a back leg as he uses his nose as front support. It took a couple of myotherapy sessions to fully gain Ollie’s trust but during the last few sessions he became an ideal client by sitting in my lap so I could support him fully while giving him an all-over massage and stretch. If he stood up he allowed me to hold him under his belly while I continued therapy on him.

His owner has been continuing the therapy at home and when I saw Ollie again some months later he was behaving like a well-balanced happy dog. He remembered me and sat down for some more canine myotherapy and massage.

Working on Ollie's back leg which he uses excessively as compensation for the lack of his front right leg - although he has adapted perfectly well

Working on Ollie’s back leg which he uses excessively as compensation for the lack of his front right leg – although he has adapted perfectly well

Ollie

Cheeky Ollie

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