Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tuesday Thots

Ms Akira finished her 3rd consult with Dr AL, the osteopath. He said that her spine is straightened (hurrah) and her hind leg is much more relaxed. He also taught me how to massage her neck muscles and her leg muscles. It was a very empowering session for both Ms Akira and I. Since I forgot to bring the pictures of her overgroomed areas, we persuaded Ms Akira to walk using her harness. She was very brave and walked a little bit.

Dr AL asked me if she always crouched low on the ground and I said that was true. This was how she walked about. It was only at night that she walked tall as she knew the boys would be in the room or cage. DR AL said that this could also contribute to her muscles in her leg and neck getting so stiff and if so, this would lead to her mouth being stiff and unrelaxed and all this would have caused her alot of pain.

Dr AL said that it he felt she would always be afraid of the boys as it is alreday wired into her brain and all that we could do is to try to persuade her slowly to let go of the past.

Our next appointment is next year Feb where he would check her again and re-adjust her limbs if needed. So basically in terms of alignment, she is as aligned as she can be :)) So now there is not as much pain as before. I  have to massage her twice a week to help her to relax her limbs though. Practice makes perfect!

1 comment:

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

She is going to be a lucky girl to be getting twice-weekly massages! We're glad she is aligned now!

The Chans