Laurie's Blogs.

 

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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03
Apr 2021

Diaper Suspenders... Owners can be so clever!

As usual, owners of dogs with disabilities are AMAZING!  Such is the case with this ‘diaper hack’. I was at my clinic the other day and out from one of the other treatment rooms comes a little Frenchie wearing suspenders!!  Suspenders from harness to di...
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27
Mar 2021

Possible Early Sign of Lumbosacral Disc Disease

Lately I’ve been seeing more initial assessment than I usually do.  I’m covering a maternity leave at my clinic and doing extra hours to fill in missing time slots.  This means that as compared to my normal schedule where I see my regular clients, or provide...
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20
Mar 2021

Things to Learn AFTER You’ve Obtained Your Animal Rehab / Vet Physio Qualification

Thank you to everyone that participated!  Twenty-two of you took the time to provide feedback!  That’s amazing!  Some wonderful answers!  Let’s get to it!

 Who answered the call?•10 Veterinarians•9 Physios / PTs•3 Veterinar...
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13
Mar 2021

CCL Surgical Management in the Literature – Knowledge Nuggets

I have stacks of JAVMA’s laying around.  Periodically, they are sorted through and all of the small animal ortho or neuro articles are ripped out and set aside to read at a later date.  Well, this is one of those later dates!  There are some good insights in ...
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06
Mar 2021

REHAB CORRELATIONS

Last month I did a survey.  It was about rehab correlations.  Things you’ve noticed as a rehab practitioner that go together.  My example was, cruciate injury and trigger points in the Quads, Sartorius, and Tensor fascia lata.  Thank you to those that pa...
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