Our sessions are a combination of treatment modalities to ensure that your animal finds relief and improved performance.
Over several years Tamara has developed a combined approach to therapy that yields lasting results. We have found that combining multiple therapies is an effective way to speed up healing and provide instant relief as the session can be tailored to meet the exact needs and personality quirks of your animal. Below are some of the packages our clinic is able to offer your dog.
Please note, Whiskey River therapists are not vets, the static and dynamic assessment only allows the therapist to find areas of imbalance and areas reactive to palpation in order to enable them to treat problem areas as accurately as possible. We will not provide you with any diagnosis as this is reserved solely for the expertise of your chosen veterinarian. We will always endeavour to work with your vet under their advice only. If you are looking for diagnostics please have a vet attend your animal and clear them for any type of bodywork detailed below.
Canine Specific Modalities
Laser therapy is a specific form of light-based therapeutic intervention that utilises controlled applications of low-intensity, coherent and monochromatic light (i.e., LASER) in humans and animals to produce clinically-beneficial outcomes. There are now over 1100 published, laboratory and clinical trials, showing the positive effects that Laser Phototherapy has on healing soft tissue injuries, wounds, alleviating pain and resolving inflammation. Laser Phototherapy can be used for a reduction in recovery time of acute traumas, it is well tolerated by animals and is an effective pain reliever. It provides a drug-free, surgery-free, non invasive option. We use a class 3B laser with a powerful 810nm 2000W probe. Our laser is non thermal meaning it will not heat or burn your animal's skin and is completely safe and painless while still delivering a powerful dose of light that remains in the cells for up to 48hours!
Acupuncture is a complementary medical practice that entails stimulating certain points on the body, most often with a needle penetrating the skin, to alleviate pain or to help treat various health conditions. Using our knowledge of the TCM medical system we are able to move blockages, increase circulation and lymphatic drainage and rebalance the body in this part of the treatment. Acupuncture assists with reducing inflammation, speeding healing and reducing pain by stimulating the bodies Neuro-chemicals. Needles may remain in the body anywhere from 10 minutes to 30 minutes for their full therapeutic effect.
Recommendations for a Natural Diet and Herbal Nutrition:
Part of a balanced wellness plan is a healthy, nutritious diet and good quality herbal supplements. We work very closely with the experts at McDowell's Herbal Treatments (Master Herbalists and Holistic Veterinarians) to provide our clients with detailed herbal protocols for any condition. The team at Canine Country, Big Dog Pet Foods and Ziwi Peak provide us with a top quality feeds that make up the majority of our recommended diet.
Acupuncture combined therapy
Inclusive in the price is:
Combination Treatment: May include Massage, Acupuncture, Laser, Moxabustion as your dog requires.
- Basic Diet and Supplement Recommendations
Laser Therapy & massage
30 minutes of gentle massage and targeted laser therapy to help heal ligament, muscle and bone injuries and relax over used muscles. Laser is targeted at specific acupoints and local points to help speed healing.
Laser Therapy $50
Multi treatment discounts available
Best for dogs with ligament damage, recovering from surgery and muscle injury that require multiple treatments.
Dogs to travel to our purpose built clinic in Dulguigan, Northern Rivers. If your pet is local to us and has a valid heath reason not to travel let us know and we can arrange home visits. home visits incur travel fees.
Please allow 1-1.5 hours. Please have your dog brushed and clean.
Please note we do not have toilets on our facility.