Tess

A little over two years ago, Tess’ owner brought her to me in need of help. She had just been diagnosed with bladder cancer and had been recommended by her groomer to see what ‘Aunty Kim’ could do. Although I had not treated Tess before, she was well known to…

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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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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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Rocktape trial in dogs

here are a couple of dogs trialing Rocktape  Weimeraner with Wobblers. He definitely walked better with Rocktape stuck on. Post surgery for disc rupture, hopefully this will reduce the dragging of the hind feet.

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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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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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