What is animal normalization therapy, and how does it benefit pets?

Animal normalization therapy is a way that we can draw into the animal's body using our own hands and other manual therapies such as tuning forks. We can actually help the animal's body return back to its normal functioning state. This can be particularly beneficial for bodies that are either painful or on high alert from some kind of trauma, or for addressing weird undefined symptoms like limping or a cough that we can't quite identify. 

I started my journey in Osteopathic Therapy over a year ago when I attended the American Holistic Conference.  Following that, I started training with Patricia M. Kortekaas, PT,  in Eugene, Oregon. Now, I am excited to be able to provide this service to our EBAPH family in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Dr. Jo Goodman
Evendale-Blue Ash Pet Hospital

What is Osteopathic Medicine?

Many people don't know what osteopathy or osteopathic medicine is. It can be thought of in two ways: direct and indirect.

  • Chiropractors use osteopathic therapy, which is direct and involves aligning parts of the body, like the hips or the neck.
  • With animal normalization therapy, we use indirect therapy. We manipulate the tissue in the body to put things back where they should be. We can feel down along the spine and identify if a vertebrae, the hips, or the sacrum is out of line. This can help explain weird limping or muscle tension.

How is the tuning fork used in this treatment?

We all have a certain frequency in our bodies, and with animals, we use a 128 Hertz tuning fork. We can use what are called "breakers" in the body, a term coined by Patricia M Kortekaas, to help release our fascia. The fascia is the tissue that connects our entire body. If it is tightened, our whole body will be tightened. We've seen remarkable outcomes with some of our animals when we can release that fascia.

Could you share a specific case where this therapy has been particularly effective?

Of course. We have a little dachshund in the practice who had to have back surgery. His body was naturally tense, and his back was hunched because of the tightened fascia from scar tissue. After using the normalization therapy, he stopped being hunched and returned to his normal self. It's amazing what we can do to help their bodies return to normal function.

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