Unapologetically Not Veterinarians

29 Dec 2017

All of our clients should be aware that the therapists at the Canine Fitness Centre are NOT veterinarians.  Instead, they all hold a degree in physical therapy. Most of the people who seek care at the clinic actually like the fact that physiotherapists are doing the physio on their dogs. However, now and then we get questions about why we didn’t go into veterinary medicine or what the difference is between a veterinarian or a technician doing rehab or a physio.  I want to address... More

Get Up and MOVE!

29 Aug 2017

By Sandra Oxtoby, BKiin, MScPT, Dipl. Canine Rehab (c)   The research that is coming out of the University of Pennsylvania in February 2016 has one simple message - Get Up and Move!    Activity is important for the health and improved life quality of EVERYONE, two legged and four legged.  Any sort of activity is associated with reduced mortality, and you don’t even have to get a good sweat on.  Medical researchers have found that for adults aged 50 – 79, ... More

My Appendix Story... and how it pertains to your dog!

26 Jul 2017

So, here’s my story and how it might relate to helping our animal companions to heal after any kind of surgery.Saturday July 8th, I was awakened by stomach pains at about 5 am.  Just diffuse abdominal pain.  I went to the bathroom figuring that a good cleansing vomit would be coming shortly.  Three hours later, I was correct.  And that is when I had my husband phone my business partner to cancel my patients and ask if she would see the wheelchair fitting case that ... More


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