Management of Chronic Nagging Injuries
30 Oct 2021
by Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt (Animal Physio.), CAFCI, CCRT
Does your dog have an issue that just isn’t getting better? Or perhaps he/she has a recurring injury that keeps coming back even after periods of rest and medication? Well, that’s the topic of today’s blog! Dealing with nagging injuries (usually chronic muscle, tendon, or joint injuries) requires a different approach than dealing with an acute injury.
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The Diaphragm, Physio, and the Myofascial System
24 Sep 2021
Over the last few years, I’ve had a couple of cases that involved the diaphragm. In each case, it was on a whim that I decided to do a diaphragm release. Or rather, I had found very little wrong with these dogs, and so decided I needed to think outside the box, and assess the diaphragm.
One case was a young male dog that competed in obedience and field trialing, and has a few different issues over the years. The owner had noticed that his ‘fronts’ w... More
How to Help Dogs with Vision Problems
30 Aug 2021
By Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt (Animal Physio.), CAFCI CCRT As canine physios, we tend to see a lot of senior dogs. Most often our main focus with these dogs is improving pain and physical function. However, there are other aspects of aging that we are well poised to deal with as well. One such area is helping owners of dogs who are losing their vision to better cope and function by advising on home modifications and/or tools that can help their dogs. My ... More