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

How to Help Dogs with Vision Problems

30 Aug 2021

By Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt (Animal Physio.), CAFCI CCRT As canine physios, we tend to see a lot of senior dogs.  Most often our main focus with these dogs is improving pain and physical function. However, there are other aspects of aging that we are well poised to deal with as well.  One such area is helping owners of dogs who are losing their vision to better cope and function by advising on home modifications and/or tools that can help their dogs.   My ... More

PEACE & LOVE for Acute Injuries

21 Jul 2021

By Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt (Animal Physio.), CAFCI, CCRT Ae you stuck in the past when it comes to acute injuries?  Are you still using RICE? (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation)?  Maybe you moved on to PRICE (Protect, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation).  Maybe you actually thought you were already up to date because you followed the POLICE protocol (Protect, Optimal Loading, Ice, Compression, Elevation)?  What if I told you that all of these acute injury ... More


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