Prevention

Using Neurophysiology for Dogs: Canine Athlete Injury Prevention beyond the Traditional Means

Using Neurophysiology for Dogs: Canine Athlete Injury Prevention beyond the Traditional Means

There is a little-known technique used by rehabilitation professionals–priming the joints to respond to the unexpected stimulus, using neurophysiology. These techniques use principles utilized in human rehabilitative medicine. Yet, the veterinary field is just beginning to appreciate their effects for injury treatment and prevention. Neurophysiology? What is that? The primate human and non-human body uses sensory receptors to monitor external…

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How Important Is Disease and Injury Prevention for Longevity?

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Why are disease and injury prevention important to longevity? To understand that, let’s ask the important question of what are the common causes of death in dogs. And the answer is clear – disease or injury. Dogs die of infections, poisoning, heart disease, kidney failure, liver failure, or cancer. Some…

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