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17 Jun 2018

Canine Rehab Regrets & Growth

I have collated the survey responses!!! Thank you to those who took the time to answer.  I think the answers were thought provoking indeed.  Please have a read and see what you think (and reflect on your own practice!) 2.  What are some things that you can't believe you did as a practitioner in the past, or things you regretted, or things that you have totally changed in how you treat patients? "I can't believe I thought all hind limb lamenesses were cruciate or hip... More

10 Jun 2018

E-stim & the Spinal Cord Injury

 Photo Credit:  http://www.paradisecaninerehab.com/about/hospital-tour/Right off the bat, I will tell you that I had always thought that using e-stim on a spinal cord injured patient was garbage - A complete waste of time, and the client’s money!  However, recently I came across a journal article that made me reconsider my ‘hard line’ thinking on this! Early Cyclical Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Improves Strength and Trophism by Akt Pathway Signaling... More

03 Jun 2018

Help! My Patient Isn't Getting Stronger!

Have you had this happen to you?  You think you’re on the right track. You are gradually progressing your exercise sessions, but you don’t want to injure your patient… so you don’t prescribe “anything too crazy”!  But your patient isn’t getting stronger, isn’t building muscle, isn’t changing period!  What’s up? Well, the first thing to do is to look within.  Ask yourself if you are truly progressing your patien... More


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