Lord Nelson & Mr Darcy : Spaniels

Meet Lord Nelson & Mr Darcy

8 and 11 year old Spaniels

Presenting condition

  • Lord Nelson – stiff back
  • Mr Darcy – active senior

Mobility when first treated

  • Lord Nelson – sore to touch mid back
  • Sometimes ‘bunny hops’
  • Mr Darcy – very active

Initial therapy

  • Lord Nelson – Massage & physical therapy
  • Lots of myofascial release over his back muscles
  • Dr Darcy – plenty of maintenance massage to keep him fit
  • Education & advice on passive stretches to keep their muscles and joints in top condition

Initial response from guardians

  • “We were just saying how he’s picking up his feet walking to the car”

Ongoing therapy

  • Maintenance massage therapy every month