and Movement Patterns
in Canine Conditioning and Rehabilitation
What is motor control?
What is dynamic stability?
What is proprioception?
What is the association between motor control and dynamic stability?
How is motor control affected by issues such as spinal dysfunction, degenerative joint disease, or soft-tissue lesions in the limbs?
Muscle function alters (muscles involved with creation of movement take on the role of joint stabilization) and neurogenic atrophy occurs in muscles related to movement of a spinal region or specific joint complex. The original motor pathways between the brain and the affected body part are no longer functional.
HOW DOES canineCCband™ FIT INTO MOTOR CONTROL (RE)TRAINING?
Specific muscle retraining/reactivation exercises are essential to promote dynamic stability. Movement retraining is achieved by specific motor-control exercises (ground-based) and dynamic neuromuscular facilitation techniques, as well as proprioceptive exercise tools such as the canineCCband™ system.
WHY IS canineCCband™ UNIQUE?
- No habituation to the resistance band, providing constant proprioceptive feedback in motion – this is lost with other materials (such as soft bandages) that slip, move or curl
- Direct and constant stimulation of core musculature during locomotion
- Continuous physical resistance promoting stability in movement
- The dog maintains a constant posture during dynamic exercise – no possibility of ‘cheating’ strategies
- canineCCband™ is made of latex-free rubber, designed with a unique texture that promotes constant proprioceptive input to the anatomical area of application
canineCCband™ is the unique professional resistance band for
canine rehabilitation and conditioning