Physical therapy

Contradictions to Canine Physical Therapy

Contradictions to Canine Physical Therapy

Physical therapy has been my beloved profession for the past 37 years. I think it’s pretty great, except when it isn’t…! Does that make sense? You’ve seen me tout the benefits of PT in many blog articles and book pages. It’s time I discuss areas of caution when PT should be avoided or stopped. Growth plates Growth plates are located…

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Physical Therapy for Full CCL Tears

Physical Therapy for Full CCL Tears

After surgery, physical therapy for full CCL tears should begin upon removal of the sutures, at 10-14 days post-op. You should get instructions from the surgeon on what to do during those first two weeks.  Physical therapy for full CCL tears weeks 2-6 During weeks two through six, the dog should start to bear weight on the limb and take…

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