Ramps or Stairs

26 Feb 2020

By Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt (Animal Physiotherapy), CAFCI, CCRT   The following blog is one that I had posted on my educational website.  It received a lot of favourable attention, so it only seemed right to share it with our Canine Fitness Centre clients and friends!   Pet owners find it difficult to get their older or debilitated large-breed dogs in and out of vehicles.  It’s a common concern for pet parents.  Often as rehab professionals, we’... More

Treatment of Systemic Hypermobility in Dogs

29 Jan 2020

By Margaret Kraeling, PT, CCRT Systemic hypermobility is well known in the human population and is often responsible for recurrent minor injuries such as sprains and strains. It is typical to be seen in females of the same family so there is thought to be a genetic component to the condition. It is often overlooked by the medical profession as they only attend to a single joint injury as it happens without assessing the overall joint mobility in that person. There is a grading system from 1... More

What is hind end awareness and why is it important?

13 Dec 2019

By Sue Van Evra, BScPT, MSc, BHScPT, Dipl Canine Rehab   Proprioception is the unconscious sense of position of the body at all times. Hind end awareness is the sense of position that a dog has of its hind end.  In other words, it is the dog’s ability to know where and how the hind limbs are positioned relative to its surroundings. You would think that dogs automatically have this sense when they start walking! … but dogs don’t naturally have a sense of where thei... More


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