Your Dog’s Knee Injury Causes Brain Issues, and Overuse of the Eyes! Say What???

30 Dec 2022

 By Laurie Edge-HughesBachelor of Science in Physical TherapyMaster of Animal Studies in Animal PhysiotherapyCertificate in Canine Rehabilitation TherapistCertified by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada InstituteCertificate in Small Animal Acupuncture / Dry Needling Cruciate injuries in the knee occur in both people and dogs.  They pose similar problems after injury or after surgery: pain; swelling; gait modifications; osteoarthritis; and loss of strength (to name a few).  ... More

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


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