"Gemma is doing very well at the moment. She seems more mobile than she has done for some time now."
Gemma is a 7 year old Rottweiler who has been plagued with right shoulder issues since she was a couple of years old. She has undergone considerable veterinary exploration and referral including MRI scans, radiographic imaging and endoscopy – all of which resulted in an inconclusive diagnosis.
Gemma now has osteoarthritis in her right elbow and shoulder and is still showing signs of intermittent lameness and stiffness when rising or following play. There are also signs of osteoarthritis to her carpus joints and as a result, her owners are modifying the amount of rough play she is allowed to take part in and are looking into simple but highly effective home modifications to ensure she doesn’t slip when moving around the house which would exacerbate her symptoms through repetitive strain on her shoulders.
Gemma’s owners feel that since myotherapy treatment the stiffness and lameness have become less noticeable and her movement generally is much better. She has more mobility, is more active on her walks and wants to play more than she has for a while so they let her play a little then distract her with a treat – she’s a happier dog.