Muscle Angels® Massagers for Pets Proven Effective for Animals Suffering from Arthritis

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Physical Pet Rehabilitation Therapy experts use Muscle Angels® massagers to treat arthritic dogs, cats, and horses, as they recognize the benefits of this patented, all-in-one pet therapy, that is both preventative and rehabilitative and reduces muscle pain and pet stress and anxiety.

Minimizes referred pain from Arthritis, and helps handicapped pets who suffer from repetitive stress injuries and muscle atrophy.

In my practice, we see a large population of animals suffering from arthritic conditions. The simple, yet powerful, design of the Muscle Angels massager is brilliant.

Muscle Angels®, a Norbis Innovations Company, LLC, therapeutic massage product—Muscle Angels® for Pets—is now being used and recommended by canine rehab experts for its effectiveness in treating arthritic pets.

Chris Cranston, MPT, CCRP, owner of FlowDog, a canine aquatic fitness and rehabilitation facility in Waltham, Massachusetts, uses Muscle Angels® for Pets in her practice. “In my practice, we see a large population of animals suffering from arthritic conditions. The simple, yet powerful, design of the Muscle Angels massager is brilliant. With it, I am able to effectively perform effleurage and petrissage, as well as trigger point release, acupressure, myofascial work, and cross friction massage – all of which are effective techniques for reducing pain from arthritis.“ says Cranston.

“Furthermore, I continue to be amazed at how quickly my canine patients relax when I use the Muscle Angel® on their sore or tight muscles; they close their eyes, sigh, and melt under its touch. In the case of my own dog, Dagney, using regular massage with Muscle Angels® reduces her anxiety, and, while not clinically proven, appears to keep her stress-induced seizures at bay!”

Cranston continues “Using Muscle Angels® is easy and gives owners the confidence they need to help their pets feel better -- even if they have no prior massage experience. As a result, with regard to completing physical therapy and massage exercises at home, I have found another unexpected benefit -- owner compliance increases, as they feel comfortable using the Muscle Angels® device, and are thrilled by the positive and immediate impact it has on their pets. The Muscle Angels® massager allows me to perform effective therapeutic techniques on my pet patients while preserving my own musculoskeletal system. It’s a win – win!”

Susan Z. Robins, president and founder of Muscle Angels®, and avowed animal lover, says, “I am delighted that Muscle Angels® work as well on animals as they do on elite athletes. It is so gratifying to see injured animals getting back to living full and active lives.”

About Muscle Angels®, a Norbis Innovations Company, LLC

Muscle Angels®, a Norbis Innovations Company, was formed in July 2009 with the VISION of helping improve the quality of life for people (and now, pets) who suffer from muscle pain and tension.

Muscle Angels® patented massagers are both preventative and therapeutic. Results are achieved by combining the benefits of Myofascial Trigger Point, Acupressure, and Deep Tissue Massage—in an all-in-one, easy-to-use, product. Muscle Angels® are the only massagers of their type that offer a hands-free option for people with bilateral hand and arm pain, as well as an add-on product that enables users to access hard-to-reach muscles—without assistance.

Muscle Angels® massagers are sold in physical and massage therapy practices, running stores (including Fleet Feet), resorts and spas (including Canyon Ranch), and through online distributors and retailers including Alimed, Inc., and See website for more testimonials, and to view the short instructional videos.

About FlowDog, LLC

FlowDog, LLC provides referral-based rehabilitation and fitness services for pets, primarily dogs, in the Boston area – including providing therapeutic services for dogs of all ages and abilities to maximize their quality of life or optimize surgical outcomes. Depending on the health and life stage of your dog, FlowDog offers two levels of service:

  • Comprehensive physical rehabilitation for dogs with orthopedic or neurological issues. This includes owner education, hands-on treatment, land-based exercises and swimming.
  • Swimming for dogs seeking exercise and fun in a protected environment.

Chris Cranston, MPT, CCRP, owner of FlowDog, is a licensed physical therapist whose lifelong love for animals has driven her to apply her skills and knowledge to small animal rehabilitation in the Boston area. Chris was certified as a Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner in June 2004 through the University of Tennessee and Northeast Seminars. She is one of the first 100 individuals to earn this status. Chris has a Masters of Physical Therapy (1989) and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology (1987) from the University of Iowa. She has 13 years of experience in human physical therapy including hospital-based rehabilitation, outpatient orthopedics, and sports medicine. Prior to moving to the Boston area in 2002, she was manager of the Sports Medicine Department at Wardenburg Health Center at the University of Colorado–Boulder. Chris also enjoys teaching and was a member of the clinical faculty in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.


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