Kathleen Gallagher, BS
Hospital for Animals on 20th street now offers advanced techniques for management of pain in dogs. Trigger point therapy is a method long used in humans for pain management . It is rapidly becoming popular within the dog community.
What is a trigger point?
In the most basic of definitions; it is a hypersensitive palpable nodule in the muscle tissue that is formed when muscle or connective tissue is damaged or compromised in some way. Trigger points have been well documented to be a primary cause of pain. The constant tension that trigger points cause can restrict circulation of the blood in the immediate area, as well as deprivation of oxygen and nutrients needed.
Why or how do trigger points form?
Anything that compromises the muscle or connective tissue can cause a trigger point.
How do we get rid of trigger points?
This is the good part. Trigger points can be treated. Kathleen has successfully completed Canine Trigger Point therapy, Advanced Trigger Point therapy for athletic dogs and Therapeutic Canine Massage, as well as, an advanced degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University.
We are so excited to add this new service and to have an additional means of helping to manage discomfort in your pet.