Physical therapy

Physical Therapy for Iliopsoas Injuries: Cookie’s Iliopsoas Injury Treatment—Laser, Hydrotherapy and Chiropractic

Physical Therapy for Iliopsoas Injuries: Cookie’s Iliopsoas Injury Treatment—Laser, Hydrotherapy and Chiropractic

Now we get to the really good stuff – laser therapy, hydrotherapy, physical therapy, and chiropractic treatments. The first step in treating iliopsoas injuries is to control pain and inflammation. This can be achieved with rest and medications but laser therapy can do amazing things both for pain and inflammation control as well as encouraging the healing process. Without reducing…

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Canine Toplines and How They Translate to Function

Canine Toplines and How They Translate to Function

What does canine topline refer to and what is its significance? Introduction There is a special reason I look forward to the month of February each year–the Westminster Kennel Club (WKC) Dog Show as a credentialed member of their Media/Press team. The show is pure happiness and the Westminster staff considers the dogs the true stars of the show. At…

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PT for Animals: My Foreword To “Physical Therapy And Rehabilitation For Animals: A Guide For The Consumer”

PT for Animals: My Foreword To “Physical Therapy And Rehabilitation For Animals: A Guide For The Consumer”

How important do you think physical therapy is during your dog’s recovery after surgery or injury? Limpy’s story I met Limpy at a dog park. A young Lab, full of life. Even though it wasn’t slowing him down much, he was clearly favoring his left hind leg. I asked what happened. “He’s torn a knee ligament,” the owner said. Having…

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Physical Therapy in Veterinary World

Physical Therapy in Veterinary World

Exiting the practice of human physical therapy after 31 years and entering the field of veterinary physical rehabilitation in 2008 was a huge career transition. Suddenly I entered a world where what I did was no longer called “Physical Therapy” and many of the providers were not actual physical therapists! Most canine rehabilitation practitioners are vets and veterinary technicians who…

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