Annie is our 16 year old rescue Border Collie. She was a ranch dog and had a very hard life prior to her coming to live with us resulting in much body pain and stiffness. Dr. Carlson and Mountainside Veterinary Rehabilitation have provided her with significant pain relief using massage therapy and acupuncture as well as some chiropractic treatments. Dr. Carlson’s knowledge of this Integrative approach and her quiet and calmness with Annie has been such a positive experience for all of us. Annie now lives a happy life with ongoing support through the exercises Dr. Carlson has taught us to support her aging body.
Cold compression is a combination of cold therapy and static compression, which is commonly used for the treatment of pain and inflammation after acute injury or surgical procedures. It lowers the temperature of the injured tissue, which reduces the tissue’s metabolic rate and helps the tissue to survive the period following the injury. Compression increases external pressure on the tissue to prevent edema formation by hindering fluid loss from the vessels in the injured area, making it more difficult for fluids to accumulate. Tissue using both technologies reaches its lowest temperature faster and the tissue maintains its cool even after treatment ends.