Hind limb lameness and the sacroiliac joint

Hind limb lamenesses can have many causes. Hip dysplasia and stifle problems such as cruciate disease or patella luxation are a few of the problems that vets commonly see. However, sometimes the radiographs come back looking normal and the anti inflammatories don’t seem to have made much difference. What happens…

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2016…2017

Season’s greeting to all my furry friends and their devoted family.2016 has certainly been another busy year. The clinic has seen a steady stream of cruciate injuries, bad backs, shoulder strains among the many musculoskeletal problems as well an assortment of other issues such as skin problems and cancers. In…

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Ned ‘walks’

Ned, a 10 year old Boxer came to me in June this year after a spinal cord tumour diagnosed 18 months earlier had now reduced him to a state where he was pretty much a quadriplegic and his quality of life was seriously questioned by all. Being a ‘Wood’ element…

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The benefits of treating puppies

We’ve all heard that prevention is better than cure. This is true for our furry companions too.  I occasionally get clients bringing in very young puppies because they can’t walk ‘properly’. the results have been very rewarding. Take the ‘swimmer’ puppy that could barely get up at three weeks old…

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Mayhem in May

May was always going to be crazy and it has arrived. I have just returned from a very productive long weekend in Kilmore. The annual conference for the Animal Biomechanical Professionals Australia (ABPA) was a great time to catch up with old friends and colleagues, learn variations of different techniques…

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Patella luxations

Hi again, It has probably been a while since my last blog. I did have a really good idea to talk about last week but I have now forgotten what it was. Anyway patellas are always worth a few words. I see a lot of little dogs with medially luxating…

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Recent Successes

Hi again, I was very excited recently to receive two referrals from an orthopaedic specialist who thought that his patients might benefit from some acupuncture and chiropractic work instead of surgery! Both dogs came in with sore necks and responded very quickly to treatment. A common finding with dogs with…

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