Submitted by: Ken Bain
At a recent agility competition, the owner of a 4 year old female border collie, named Pogo, requested a trigger point therapy session. The owner had no specific problems to be addressed.
Findings during the trigger point session:
- Significantly diminished passive range of motion (ROM) in the left shoulder on extension (approximately 70% of normal)
- Slightly diminished ROM on left shoulder flexion with elbow extension.
- All other limbs were slightly diminished in their ROMs, but not significant.
- Active trigger points were found in left teres major, left thoracic trapezius, left tricep (long head), and right iliopsoas with hyperirritability on each.
- All trigger points were treated and normal ROMs were established.
The trigger point session lasted 35 minutes.case-study-in-canine-trigger-point-therapy