Animal Biomechanical Services

We Offer Biomechanic services through Dr. Roslyn Atyeo and Dr. Aish Ryan.

Biomechanic vets treat musculoskeletal and neurological conditions using varying techniques from acupuncture to osteopathy and chiropractic. Western and eastern herbs may also be utilised depending on the practitioner. Biomechanic therapies are a wonderful adjunct to conventional veterinary medicine. It is amazing to see how well dogs rehabilitate from surgery or manage chronic arthritic and neurological conditions when they're utilising biomechanics services.

What is ABM?

Animal Biomechanical Medicine (ABM) aims to restore health through mobility. ABM treats muscles, ligaments, bones, fascia and skin to all move comfortably and normally. ABM also restores blood flow, normalises neurological input and lymphatic drainage to the tissues and internal organs. Techniques applied during an ABM consultation include osteopathy, chiropractic, stretches, massage, acupuncture, laser treatment and rehabilitation exercises. Techniques are usually gentle and chosen to suit your pets temperament, age and condition.

Conditions commonly treated include arthritis, hip and elbow dysplasia, neck and spinal problems, recovery from injury or surgery, cruciate problems, luxating patellas, hind limb weakness, paralysis and general mobility concerns. We also see show dogs and performance dogs as treatment can assist their performance. With the effect on nerves and blood flow there are often internal medical benefits as well, including the management of urinary or faecal incontinence, cognitive impairment, kidney function and drainage of lymphatics with heart
disease.

General biomechanical review is recommended on a periodic basis as many dogs and cats have mild spinal restrictions that are difficult to diagnose without specific biomechanical training. Picking up problems in puppies and younger dogs before they become obvious can prevent many secondary issues later in life.

We will often leave you with some homework so you can continue the biomechanical treatment of your pet at home. Homework may include rehabilitation exercises, massage techniques and stretches.