Non-Surgical Management of Disc Herniations
28 Nov 2021
By Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt (Animal Physio), CAFCI, CCRT I received an email a couple of weeks ago and it has excited me tremendously!Dear Laurie,I hope you do not mind me contacting you. I am currently a PhD student and resident in neurology and neurosurgery at the Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital in Cambridge and I was directed to your blog post on conservative management of intervertebral disc extrusions by another member of the team. I mainly wanted to get ... More
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.
I was inspired by ... More
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