A Tail to Tell

05 Sep 2019

I recently treated a lovely, energetic 7-year-old Ibizan Hound. He initially came to The Canine Fitness Centre with complaints of soreness on right hip extension and lower rib issues. Upon assessment I noted he had tenderness in his thoracolumbar and lumbosacral regions (mid and lower back) and a right pelvic dysfunction. He presented with tight myofascial tissue (myofascial tissue underlying the skin that attaches to muscles, joints and organs) and restricted and tender tail mobility. I also no... More

Short bouts of exercise - Big gains in the brain!

10 Aug 2019

By Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt (Animal Physio.), CAFCI, CCRT I found and interesting article!   It’s about some research done at Western University, located in London, Ontario, Canada, and summarizes the following paper:  Ashna Samani, Matthew Heath. Executive-related oculomotor control is improved following a 10-min single-bout of aerobic exercise: Evidence from the antisaccade task. Neuropsychologia, 2018; 108: 73 DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.11.029.  ... More

Why do we assess the whole dog?

08 Jul 2019

By Sue Van Evra, BScPT, MSc, BHScPT, Dipl Canine Rehab Many of you already know that when you bring your dog in for an assessment for a specific problem area, we not only evaluate the specific area, but we also look closely at the whole dog. For dog owners who aren’t as familiar with the assessment and rehabilitation process, it may not be clear why we do a full body assessment, so keep reading to find out why this is so important! The anatomy of the dog is so complicated and intricate... More


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