Articles with physical therapy

Canine Degenerative Myelopathy (DM): Understanding DM and Top 10 Management Suggestions

Canine Degenerative Myelopathy (DM): Understanding DM and Top 10 Management Suggestions

Degenerative myelopathy is a progressive disease of the spinal cord. First symptoms include loss of coordination in hind legs. When faced with a particularly difficult challenge in life, I have always felt the best weapon of combat is knowledge. Along with that is keeping a positive attitude.   As a physical therapist, dealing with canine patients diagnosed with degenerative myelopathy…

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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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