Laurie's Blogs.

 

12
Jun 2021

PEACE & LOVE for Acute Injuries

Ae you stuck in the past when it comes to acute injuries?  Are you still prescribing 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 becaus...
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05
Jun 2021

Trigger point therapy for hip pain

Let’s talk about treating hip pain!  Unilateral hip osteoarthritis (OA) can be problematic in many ways.  A recent human research article evaluated the effectiveness of dry needling on pain, hip muscle strength and function in patients with hip OA. Ceballos-L...
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29
May 2021

Sleep

There are many things we know about sleep when it comes to health.  This is true in both humans and animals. One recent study set forth to look at normal.  Interestingly, the study noted that “research on dogs and sleep has outpaced our basic knowledge about what ...
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22
May 2021

How is your Empathy EQ?

I read an interesting blog that took me down this rabbit hole, How Empathy Can Improve Clinical Outcomes.  I’ve seen this topic before in other blog posts and human healthcare articles.  So, I thought I’d share the knowledge and then go down the path of what...
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15
May 2021

Guest Blog - Laser and Cortisone Injections

Peter Jenkins - https://www.spectravet.com/

The following was a question & answer on the Spectravet Laser Discussion Group, that I requested to be allowed to use on FourLeg. Thank you to Peter Jenkins (again!) for this fabulous answer!Question:  How long should I wait to laser following a local cortisone...
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08
May 2021

A New Tendinopathy Protocol - maybe… maybe not…

This past week I was alerted to a summary of a research paper on management of tendinopathy lesions by my friend and colleague Amie Lamoreaux Hesbach.  We then had a short exchange of thoughts… and I figured that the thoughts generated would make for a good blog. ...
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01
May 2021

5 Rules for Exercising

 I came across an interesting ‘human’ blog:  5 Rules for Exercising People in Painhttps://www.themanualtherapist.com/2021/02/top-5-fridays-5-rules-for-exercising.html Here’s the first line, “A big misconception within the therapy world ...
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24
Apr 2021

The thing about low back pain studies & critical appraisal of research

I have a pet peeve!  (Well, maybe more than one.)  The PEEVE I want to discuss here is the studies and attention given to studies on non-specific low back pain.  What is non-specific low back pain?  Exactly my point!!!  There are a myriad of things that c...
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17
Apr 2021

Lumbosacral Disease – Part 3 – Clinical Reasoning

I have received a number of emails since doing this series of blogs (and e-blasts) regarding lumbosacral disease.  There have been some good questions that highlight the need for another blog on this topic.  This time we need to talk about clinical reasoning. Rule ...
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10
Apr 2021

Lumbosacral Disease Part 2

Well, the universe just keeps on providing learning opportunities on this subject!  This past week, both in terms of cases AND in terms of online education, I am seeing more and more lumbosacral tidbits of information and clinical pearls. Firstly, I am still waiting to ...
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