ANIMAL NORMALIZATION THERAPY
Neck/Back Case Study - Mico
Mico's cervical discomfort due to sacral torsion
Mico, a four-year old retired search-and-rescue dog (Doberman), was first seen in my office September,
The dog reveated an asynchronous gait between the fore and the hind limbs. X-rays of the right stifle
In February 2000, the orthopedic veterinarian diagnosed mild discomfort with palpation of the cervical
and hard end feel. ROM for elbow and wrist was normal.
dysfunction level T1 on the left side and tight deep scalenous muscles, same side.
Function indirect techniques/muscle energy techniques/biovalent systems.Area of Greatest Restriction (AGR): L7-S1, sacrum and ilium rotation. After restoring 70-80% of the
previous area, I continued to work on the upper region. Second AGR was the rib cage and the
costo-vertebral joint dysfunctions.
After the first visit, Mico was able to sit normally with correct posture. Furthermore, he was able to
jump in the car from a “stand still” position. I treated Mico a total of three visits (in one month’s time)
and discharged him, symptom free, with full range of motion in the shoulder and hip region, and a