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


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