Physical therapy

Dog CCL Injury Grading: Cruciate Tears “All or None, or Partial?”

Dog CCL Injury Grading: Cruciate Tears “All or None, or Partial?”

Cruciate ligament tears are a topic of prime concern with any canine species-at-risk. In some cases, despite efforts to prevent tears, they still occur. Injury mechanism Unlike in a human knee, in dogs, the cruciate ligament tends to tear gradually. As humans are bipedal, upright walkers, the knee’s anterior cruciate ligament is situated horizontally in relation to the ground. This…

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Weather and Dog Arthritis: Effects of Weather on Arthritis and Other Inflammatory Conditions in Dogs

Weather and Dog Arthritis: Effects of Weather on Arthritis and Other Inflammatory Conditions in Dogs

“The dog ate my homework” may not work as a viable excuse with teachers, but “this weather is killing me” definitely resounds with physical therapists! Yes, weather affects arthritis and other inflammatory conditions in human beings as well as animals! What aspects of weather play a role? I’m not a meteorologist, but having spent summers on a farm as a…

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PT for Dog Gastrointestinal Disorders: Can Physical Therapy Help with my Dog’s Digestive Issues?

PT for Dog Gastrointestinal Disorders: Can Physical Therapy Help with my Dog’s Digestive Issues?

Can physical therapy help with pancreatitis, constipation, colitis and many other digestive disorders your dog might face? Your veterinarian is the first point of contact for help with these issues. Any gastrointestinal disorders require evaluation by a primary care specialist for diagnosis instruction on proper nutrition, medication, and supplements Physical therapy is adjunctive care for internal disorders. However, it can…

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