Laurie's Blogs.

 

26
Oct 2019

Dietary Supplements for Working (or Sporting) Dogs

 By chance, I came across an article that researched exactly this topic.  Are supplements of any use in dogs, and in particular working dogs? The article on this subject is available in full text format at:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC65...
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19
Oct 2019

Localized Vibration

Last week we talked about (and you watched videos on) whole body vibration.  That was a nice little addition to the 3-part Vibration Platform video series I had for Four Leg members.  This week, I came upon a paper on localized vibration for muscle strength. Alghad...
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12
Oct 2019

Vibration Platforms in Clinical Practice – Working with Neuro Dogs

 Thank you and big shout out to Beth Williams PT, of the Canine Wellness Center in Reno, Nevada (http://www.k9wellnesscenter.com/) for the following! I have attached a couple videos of dogs working on vibration plate -I use an old Soloflex "human" version because that's...
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05
Oct 2019

Knowing when it's time

 "Layla" (Kimicko Blueberry Sunday), March 6, 2005 - September 30, 2019. Last week started out rough.  We had to put down our 14.5-year-old sheltie.  About 5 days before she suffered a vestibular episode.  No worries! I thought.  I’ve treated p...
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28
Sep 2019

A New Baseline and Acceptance of ‘What Is’

Check out my back yard!  This is what I woke up to (September 29, 2019)…  It’s the new baseline for weather, and I’ve got no choice but to accept what is!  I just wanted to share the picture.  Now on to the blog! This week has come with...
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21
Sep 2019

Developing Rapport With Referring Veterinarians

 There’s no question about it, getting started in canine rehab is tough.  You can’t assume that by just hanging up your sign and announcing that you’re open for business, that people will come or vets will refer.  I watched a great podcast on this...
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14
Sep 2019

Why can't it be fun?

I’ve got a thought concept for you. It’s incredibly simple, but incredibly profound as well.  I found it as a blog on:  https://www.bettermovement.org/blog/2019/why-some-movements-are-incredibly-fun and I thought it was a perfect fit for canine rehab as...
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07
Sep 2019

What not to say to clients!

I found a really great blog post.  It was called 5 things you should never say to a patient.  The information is immediately applicable to those of us working with animals as well.  Let’s dive in. 1.“The biceps tendon originates from the supragleno...
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31
Aug 2019

Guest Blog - Active Hip Extension Exercises

Thank you to Chris Warner, CVT from Canine Rehabilitation & Conditioning Group based in Broomfield, Colorado for this blog submission!Great tip!!!   ...
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24
Aug 2019

The Pain Dilemma!

Have you had a surgery lately, or been to the emergency department or into hospital for anything pain-related?  Well, things have changed a bit.  At least here in Canada, health practitioners are taking the ‘opioid crisis’ seriously.  To the point that ...
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