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K-Laser Class4 Laser Therapy - Information for Vets - Setting the Standard in Class IV Laser Therapy in the UK and worldwide. K-Laser offer the most advanced Class IV Therapy Laser Platform in the world. All K-Laser models utilise the most advanced technology in a compact and portable, yet very powerful platform. All units have a lifetime laser diode warranty, scientifically designed presets, wavelength selectability, and USB ports for continual software updatability. Cellular Effects of Laser Therapy Infrared laser photons penetrate deeply into the body and are absorbed at the cellular level.

Treatments and applications Over 55 therapy presets 120 manual settings The team of scientists and doctors at K-LaserUSA have researched, tested and implemented therapy presets that are categorized anatomically and subdivided by clinical indication. Laser Therapeutic Effects During each painless treatment, laser energy is absorbed in water, increasing local circulation and thereby drawing oxygen and nutrients to the damaged area. AMTRA CPD Events & Quizzes. AMTRA CPD Events & Quizzes All AMTRA SQPs are required to undertake Continuing Professional Development. The amount of CPD required depends on the type of SQP and on when the SQP qualified.

With the exception of small amounts of personal study, all CPD must be accredited by AMTRA in advance. AMTRA will keep a record of CPD points accumulated by SQPs, and those not achieving the required minimum will not be able to renew their SQP registration unless they pass a fresh exam. Please note that modules formerly accepted by the magazine Animal Health Advisor (which ceased publication in 2014) are no longer accepted by the publisher and should not be submitted.

Compulsory CPD module In the current CPD period (July 2015 to June 2017), all SQPs must participate in an AMTRA-accredited module on the legal and professional duties of SQPs. We are making this available in a number of formats, including the following so far: CPD events open to all SQPs AMTRA/AHDA roadshow, February 2016 onwards. C&T Massage Therapy - Benefits of Massage. Benefits of Massage Tissue Level Enhance tissue repair and scar formationImprove connective tissue healthImprove pliability of fascia Release adhesions and separate tissuesBrings blood to the surface to “flush out” and deliver oxygen to the areaHelp prevent formation of abnormal collagenous connective tissue Psychological Increase mental clarity and alertnessReduce anxiety, fear, and phobiasFacilitate emotional releasePromote feelings of general well beingIncreases the mind body connectionCan help break through “body armor” (muscular tension caused by suppression of emotions) and see things in a “new light”Increase self esteem Integumentary System Stimulate sensory receptors in skinIncrease superficial circulationRemove dead skinAdd moisture with oil or lotion to skinIncrease sebaceous gland secretionsFacilitate healthy scar formation Skeletal System Muscular System Nervous System Reduce pain, increase endorphinsSharpen body awareness Lymphatic System & Immunity Endocrine System Respiratory System.

Mosby's Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage: Anatomy, Physiology ... - Sandy Fritz. Sandy Fritz, MS, LMT is the Owner, Director, and Head Educator of the Health Enrichment Center, Inc., School of Therapeutic Massage. Also in private practice for almost 30 years, Sandy works with a diverse clientele, dealing with everything from stress management massage to physician-referred rehabilitative care upon physician referral.

She has developed and supervises a student massage clinic with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. She also provides professional sports massage and rehabilitation for individual athletes, primarily in golf, football, basketball, and baseball. Ukpga 20060045 en. Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage - Sandy Fritz. Sandy Fritz, MS, LMT is the Owner, Director, and Head Educator of the Health Enrichment Center, Inc., School of Therapeutic Massage. Also in private practice for almost 30 years, Sandy works with a diverse clientele, dealing with everything from stress management massage to physician-referred rehabilitative care upon physician referral.

She has developed and supervises a student massage clinic with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. She also provides professional sports massage and rehabilitation for individual athletes, primarily in golf, football, basketball, and baseball. Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage - Sandy Fritz. Most Common Cause of Fatigue that is Missed or Misdiagnosed by Doctors. By Dr. Mercola Your adrenal glands are each no bigger than a walnut and weigh less than a grape, yet are responsible for one of the most important functions in your body: managing stress.

"The adrenals are known as 'the glands of stress,'" writes James Wilson in his book Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome. "It is their job to enable your body to deal with stress from every possible source, ranging from injury and disease to work and relationship problems. The Optimal Function of Your Adrenal Glands Your body has two adrenal glands, located just above each of your kidneys. Signs and Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue When your adrenal glands become depleted, it leads to a decrease in certain hormone levels, particularly cortisol.

"Non-Addison's hypoadrenia (adrenal fatigue) is not usually severe enough to be featured on TV or to be considered a medical emergency. The Common Medical Test for Adrenal Function Cannot Diagnose Adrenal Fatigue. About Hypertonic Muscle Spasm. “Hypertonic muscle spasm”, also known as hypertonus, means “too much muscle tone”, and is unfortunately very common. [Muscle tone is the residual tension in a resting muscle – the amount of contraction that remains when a muscle is not actively working.]

Hypertonus is beyond conscious control, it does not always produce direct awareness of its presence, and it surfaces in many ways not normally associated with muscle. What may appear as skeletal, circulatory, nerve, or inflammatory distress usually begins with hypertonic muscle spasm, a condition caused by the interruption of nerve feedback loops between muscle and brain. We tend to think of “spasm” as a cramp or tic, usually temporary and caused by lack of circulation. Muscle spasm creates, among other problems, degenerative disc disease, bursitis, rotator cuff injury, TMJ disorder, sinusitis, back pain, whiplash, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, tennis elbow, knee injuries, and nerve impingement.

GCSE Bitesize: Homeostasis. Homeostasis | Biology Innovation. Homeostasis is the control of internal conditions, be it temperature, specific blood conditions or other variables within living organisms. The term ‘Homeostasis’ was first defined by the French physiologist, Claude Bernard, in 1865. The purpose of homeostasis is to provide a consistent internal environment for set processes to occur. Each process, or reaction, has a desirable peak environment called the norm. Influences, such as an external influence, can cause deviation away from this norm level and the body will correct this change – this is called negative feedback. Examples of negative feedback: When blood pressure rises the heart will slow.If glucose levels are too high the pancreas secretes insulin to stimulate the absorption of glucose.

Negative feedback is the most common type of reaction, because it is only natural to rectify a potential problem, but there is also positive feedback. Temperature Control Ways to change temperature: Body temperature.Hunger and thirst.Sleep. Animal Massage. Originally published in Massage Bodywork magazine, November/December 2009. Copyright 2009. Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. All rights reserved. Just like humans, animals touch their young a great deal from birth. Differences, Similarities "Touch is the earliest and possibly the most important of all the canine senses," writes veterinarian Bruce Fogle in his book The Dog's Mind. Humans and animals share many similarities in their need for touch. When animals reach maturity, their muscle response time is often quicker than ours when in the midst of fight-or-flight.

Animals are generally better at stretching than most of us. With animals, the touch strength required during massage is not in direct correlation to the animal's size. Initiating Bodywork Bodywork on animals is similar in many ways to infant massage because work must be done without verbal cues. Each animal species that interacts with others of their kind has a set of body language responses. Getting to Work. Benefits & Effects of Massage | UK Complementary Therapy Directory and Resources. ! N order to understand the benefits and effects of massage, it is important to consider how the body responds physiologically. Massage involves two types of responses: mechanical responses as a result of pressure and movement as the soft tissues are manipulatedreflex responses in which the nerves respond to stimulation.

Effects on the Skeletal System Massage can help increase joint mobility by reducing any thickening of the connective tissue and helping to release restrictions in the facia.It helps to free adhesions, break down scar tissue and decrease inflammation. Effects on the Muscular System Massage relieves muscular tightness, stiffness, spasms and restrictions in the muscle tissue.It increases flexibility in the muscles due to muscular relaxation.It increases blood circulation bringing more oxygen and nutrients into the muscle. Effects on the Cardiovascular System Massage can: Effects on the Lymphatic System Massage helps to: Effects on the Nervous System Effects on the Skin. Benefits of Massage - A WebsiteBuilder Website. In order to understand the benefits and effects of massage it is important to consider how the body responds physiologically. Massage involves two types of responses: Mechanical responses as a result of pressure and movement as the soft tissues are manipulated.Reflex responses in which the nerves respond to stimulation.

Physiological Effects of Massage - Muscular System: Massage relieves muscle tension, stiffness, spasms and restrictions in the muscle tissue.It increases flexibility in the muscles due to muscular relaxation.It increases blood circulation bringing more oxygen and nutrients into the muscle. Skeletal System: Massage can help increase joint mobility by reducing any thickening of the connective tissue and helping to release restriction in the fascia.It helps to free adhesions, break down scar tissue and decrease inflammation. Cardiovascular System: Massage can: Lymphatic System: Massage helps to: Nervous System: Massage stimulates sensory receptors.

Skin: Massage can bring about: Movement%20Chart. Mobile Massage Homepage. Effleurage : Massage Technique : Massage Therapy : Holistic Therapies. Effleurage is the most basic massage movement and is often used as a linking movement by which the therapist maintains contact with the client while smoothly transferring from one movement or area of the body to the next.

Effleurage is suitable for use on any area of the body that would normally be massaged (obviously while avoiding any areas in which massage is contra-indicated). The word "effleurage" is derived from the french verb "effleurer" which means "to stroke", or "to skim over". These translations are basically correct, but are incomplete, descriptions of the effleurage technique used in massage. An effleurage movement is a relatively slow and smoothly continuous stroke using the flat of the hand. The fingers are generally held together and moulded to the contour of the client's body in a relaxed way. Even pressure is applied during effleurage. An effleurage movement is usually repeated several times over the same area on the body. Work with us | International Animal Rescue. Welcome to IPAN(India Project for Animals and Nature) The Groomers Lounge Message Board - Blog View - Chapter Four...Principles and Massage Concepts.

Bridging the Interspecies Gap Clearly there is a great difference between massaging a human client and an animal client. Looking past all of the physiological differences between the two species, we can also put some thought into the way our client can and cannot communicate with us, what they can take from us and what we can take from them. Animals cannot clearly verbalize where there is pain; they cannot verbally tell you when you are in the correct area or give you vocal feedback on whether or not your methods and technique are meeting their needs. Instead we as canine massage practitioners must use our knowledge and develop our intuition to feel the canine form and look for suspect areas, to watch their movements, gestures, posture and mannerisms.

Making Initial ContactYour first contact; the actual first few minutes with the dog, is crucial for the positive development of the massage. Greeting With Your VoiceSpeak softly and kindly when you approach a dog. The Four Ts1. 4. 5. 6. Harvard Reference Generator :: Referencing a Book for a Student's Essay, Thesis or Dissertation | Neil's Toolbox. Referencing a Book (Monograph) About This Tool If you're a student and have ever had to write Reports, Essays or Theses, you will have had to reference what you have used in your report.

If you mention something that someone else has written, you need to give them credit. The Harvard Referencing System is one of the preferred layouts for these references. It is a relatively strict way of arranging the bibliographical information. This tool takes in the raw information - author, title, year of publication - and creates the reference in the correct form. You can then highlight and copy this into the bibliography section of your report. You then reference this next to the relevant section within your essay in the format (Author, Year) such as (Smith, 2005). e.g. Why have a Bibliography in an Essay or Report? A Bibliography is a list of the books (or other sources of information) that you consulted when writing an essay, report, thesis or dissertation. Online Lectures | OVAM. Veterinary - Canine 3D Anatomy Software. Virtual Canine Anatomy.