Ready, set, rehab!

The last 12 months has seen me explore the world of canine rehabilitation in a bit more detail. Three workshops with the American based Canine Rehabilitation Institute and an internship later, I am now officially a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT). Here are the chickens trying out my brand new cavalettis….

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Swimming is not rehabilitation

In recent years, dog rehabilitation is becoming recognized as an important step in recovery after injury. However, many dog owners think that swimming is the answer. In many cases, swimming can make things worse. Many dogs don’t like or are not natural swimmers. This makes them struggle in the water;…

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New-old Idea Rocktape

Just found out about Rocktape. I can’t wait to try it on my doggy patients. It has been used on people for awhile now and is entering the horse world. I can think of quite a few ways I can use this in dog rehabilitation. This is me in a…

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Cruciate ruptures in dogs

One of the most common problems that come to me are the dogs with a ruptured or damaged cranial cruciate ligament. In football terms, it is the footballer’s knee and they are usually out of the season after undergoing a knee reconstruction. Dogs of all shapes and sizes can suffer…

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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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