Laurie's Blogs.

 

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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
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...
Read More
28
Feb 2021

Seizure-Precipitating Factors in Epileptic Dogs

Laurie Edge-Hughes

I found an interesting review of a paper.This is the paper:
Forsgård JA, Metsähonkala L, Kiviranta AM, et al. Seizure precipitating factors in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy. J Vet Intern Med. 2019;33(2):701-707.And this is the review:
https://files.brief.vet/2019-0...
Read More
20
Feb 2021

Post-Op ACL Reconstruction and Return to Sport

Laurie Edge-Hughes

 Remember the blog about why dog owners post rehab questions on Facebook?  Well, I found another article that plays into the comments about the rehab professionals not being able to help their dogs get back to sport, or were unable to prescribe adequate exercises, or co...
Read More
13
Feb 2021

Why Animal Physiotherapists do not treat arthritis (but don’t tell anyone).

By Ansi van der Walt, MSc PhysiotherapyWhat is arthritis? Good question. Opinions as to what diagnostic criteria constitute the pathology broadly referred to as osteoarthritis (OA) differs in literature. There are three broad definitions of osteoarthritis. These are radiographic ...
Read More
06
Feb 2021

Tendinopathy & Hyperalgesia - Snippet of Wisdom and Critical Evaluation of Research

Laurie Edge Hughes

You know when you read research articles and you start by reading the title, then the objective, then the conclusion, and THEN the body of the abstract.  That’s how I read abstracts.  It’s a streamlining process to get to the point of deciding whether a jour...
Read More
30
Jan 2021

Why Dog Owners Post Rehab Questions on Facebook

There is a trend for dog owners to go online to ask question about their dog – seeking sometimes what seems to be medical advice.  A colleague of mine posted the following question, asking about this, and more to the point why people were doing this and what they felt ...
Read More


Top