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When is it not a training issue?

07 Sep 2018

By Margaret Kraeling, PT, CCRTAs performance dog handlers we spend many hours training and perfecting our dog’s performance in whatever sport we are competing in. And as good handlers we are aware of perfecting our training techniques to not only train the dog to do what we ask of them but also in a way that avoids injury.All goes according to plan until one day the dog is not performing according to our directions. These may be performance issues such as not getting the weave pole entranc... More

The Importance of Identifying Injuries in Puppies

05 Aug 2018

By Margaret Kraeling, PT, CCRTWe all know that puppies are rambunctious and play hard with their littermates and sometimes other family dogs. They are also just learning to use their muscles and perfect their balance and coordination. We often see tumbles or falls or body checks during that play time. Usually the pups bounce up and do not appear to have any injury. That, however, may not be the case.Unless an owner has specific expectations of a particular puppy these minor injuries likely go un... More

My Dog Has Back Pain! Who Should I See?

04 Jul 2018

  The phone rings a lot at the front desk!  (Not a complaint, it’s a good thing!)  One question we hear asked frequently is, “Do you do chiropractic”?  The simple answer is ‘no’.  The long answer is that all of our therapists have a degree in physical therapy, not chiropractic.  So, we don’t call what we do ‘chiropractic’, but we treat the spine and joints as well as the muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, etc. &n... More

 

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