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Palliative Care Physiotherapy

Feb, 02

I’ve been messaging back and forth with a UK animal physio about a case that turned out to be a nerve sheath tumor.  The most recent round of discussion has been about treatment now that the diagnosis has been established.  The diagnosing veterinarian told the owner to stop physiotherapy as it wouldn’t be of any benefit.  My suggestion is palliative...

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What Do We Know About Rehab Modalities in Horses?

Jan, 30

While people might extol the virtues of various rehabilitation modalities, those testimonials rarely rely on the science surrounding the techniques. Following injuries, which are frequent events in athletic horses, owners and trainers commonly seek one or more alternative therapies to facilitate rehabilitation. While many people extol the virtues of rehabilitation modalities, claiming they expedite the healing process or even cure...

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Shockwave Therapy

Nov, 21

This non-invasive modality can successfully treat a range of orthopedic and soft tissue problems in animals. Though most commonly used for horses, shockwave therapy also has many applications in small animal practice.   Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that can speed the healing of many types of orthopedic and soft tissue injuries and conditions. It has been used in Europe...

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ALTERNATIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT FOR ARTHRITIS: OVERVIEW

Nov, 15

If your dog has chronic arthritis pain – especially if he’s relatively young for such troubles – consider exploring some of these alternative options. Look for a veterinary practitioner who is open to alternative technologies. Many have developed a preference for a certain tool, based on good results with previous clients. Arthritis pain, which affects four out of five older...

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What Is Laser Therapy for Dogs?

Oct, 30

Laser therapy — sometimes referred to as cold laser therapy — is a procedure that's been available to treat humans for decades. Only in recent years has it begun to be used to treat various conditions in dogs. But what is it, and is it safe for your dog? Read on to learn about cold laser therapy for dogs and...

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