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Advanced Rehabilitation Center (MSU), Acupuncture Points, Labrador

Author: Genia Smith, LVT, CCRP, Advanced Rehabilitation Center, Michigan State University, Michigan, USA

Signalment:  Canine, 12yrs., F/S, Labrador, “Shanti”.

History:  Patient presented with a history of progressive exercise intolerance, muscle weakness, and respiratory stridor.

Diagnosis and Exam Findings:  GOLPP – Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis & Poly-neuropathy.  Left-sided, with significant muscle mass loss.

Laser Treatment:  Three acupuncture points along the left side of the neck were treated with the acupuncture preset protocol, each spot receiving 8J.

Frequency of Treatments:  The patient was treated twice weekly for three weeks.

Other Treatments Included:  Prior to initiating laser therapy, a surgical laryngeal tieback was performed, along with post-operative standard of care including hydrotherapy and other therapeutic exercises.

Comments:  Working with an acupuncturist doing these points has worked well.  When our acupuncture isn’t working, I’ve done needle-less with the laser with amazing results.  I have had a great job doing PT for the past 11 years.  The Companion laser has improved my abilities and grown a lot of clientele with just doing laser therapy.  It also makes my job a little easier with quick results & speedy recoveries.  GOLPP dogs usually have a slow start to building endurance but it’s really rewarding to have clients start to notice little things that their dog has not done in a long time, like do stairs, run, and play.

Shanti

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Genia Smith, LVT, CCRP, Advanced Rehabilitation Center, Michigan State University, Michigan, USA

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