Signs of Rib Pain in Your Dog

08 Nov 2022

By Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt (Animal Physio), CAFCI, CCRT   Rib pain isn’t typically something you think about when you watch your dog move about.  The rib joints aren’t something you think can be injured.  However, they most certainly can!  And while some dogs are good at hiding rib discomfort and/or overriding that discomfort, sometimes there are clues that rib pain exists.   Firstly, let’s look at the rib joints. The rib joins the spi... More

The Challenges of Rehabbing Police Service Dogs

31 Aug 2022

By Margaret Kraeling, PT, CCRT  I have been fortunate to assess and treat some police service dogs (PSDs) over the past few months. It has certainly been a challenge in thought processing around the assessment and treatment plan of these high drive, working dogs. In order to best approach these dogs we need to understand a little about their training. They are bred, of course, for their health but also their high drive, work ethic as well as their temperament. During training they... More

Canine Dementia - Add Some Physio!

30 Jul 2022

By Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt (Animal Physio.), CAFCI, CCRT Did you know that physio can play a role in managing Canine Cognitive Dysfunction?  There are several things fall into the realm of rehabilitation that can make an impact on Alzheimer’s in people.  Interestingly, canine dementia is very similar in how it affects the brain, so why wouldn’t the ‘human’ techniques work on dogs as well?  Let’s dive in! First off, what qualifies ... More


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