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Gluteal Exercises for the Dog

May, 26

A note from Laurie Edge-Hughes:  The inspiration for this blog came from an article that I read regarding exercises for the gluteal muscles in people.  Essentially, the article talked about training the glutes in 3 different positions and how this was key for full retraining of gluteal function.  That got my head spinning to think about whether we could do...

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Neurodynamic Techniques and Jumping Performance

May, 25

I found a fascinating article that I think could be of relevance to our sporting dogs.  I’m just going to put the abstract up here to start. --------------------- The immediate effect of neurodynamic techniques on jumping performance: A randomised double-blind study Aksoy, Cihan C. | Kurt, Vedat | Okur, İsmail | Taspınar, Ferruh | Taspinar, Betül Journal of Back and...

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Healing Hands: Equine Sports Medicine & Rehab

May, 24

The emerging profession of equine sports medicine and rehabilitation utilizes innovative therapy methods. Veterinarians and other professionals who want to expand their training into the equine rehab field can become certified specialists to learn the latest trends and techniques, such as utilizing underwater treadmills which offer low-impact, high-resistance therapy for horses. Photo: Lisa Dijk/Arnd.nL -------------------- Stall rest. It’s one of...

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CBD for Dogs and Cats—What’s New?

May, 23

Cannabidiol (CBD), a nonpsychoactive molecule derived from cannabis, is increasingly being touted as an effective treatment in humans for conditions ranging from chronic pain to anxiety to insomnia. As a result, public interest in the use of CBD on pets has also grown, industry analysts report. But whereas research on the effects of CBD in humans has been ongoing for...

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Veterinary Technicians and Neurologic Rehabilitation

May, 22

Conditions that require neurologic physical rehabilitation in humans include stroke, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury.1 Physical rehabilitation therapy is beneficial and effective to help return or improve function lost as a result of these conditions in some patients.2 Neurologic disease is unique in that physical therapy has a critical role in maintenance and recovery of function. Dysfunction of...

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