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What Are the Different Types of Dog Physical Therapy?

Oct, 17

If your dog is recovering from injury or surgery, canine physical therapy is frequently the next step in the healing process. Dog physical therapy is an adaptation of the same types of techniques and modalities used for humans. The goal is to decrease pain while increasing increase mobility, function and overall quality of life. Here you’ll find an overview on...

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The Value of Integrative Veterinary Medicine

Oct, 12

As most veterinary professionals know, the health of a patient is more than the sum of its various parts and systems. Besides absence of illness or injury, a pet’s well-being encompasses lifestyle, nutrition, behavior and exercise. Nobody understands this like veterinarians who take an integrative approach to patient care. Treatments and services such as acupuncture, phototherapy, nutraceuticals and rehabilitation are...

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Canine Laser Therapy

Sep, 15

Have you heard the buzz about laser therapy for dogs? In a surprising twist, lasers were first used on humans 40 years ago, long before they were used on animals. There are decades of research to show that lasers are safe and effective for people, and the technology has finally moved into veterinary medicine with Class IV “cold lasers.” These...

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Luxating Patellas: Pathology and Treatment Options

Sep, 04

Patellar luxation (PL) is one of the most common hindlimb orthopedic pathologies seen in dogs and has been diagnosed in many other mammalian species as well. PL is the displacement of the patella out of the distal femoral patellar surface, or trochlea. The patella can displace, or luxate, medially or laterally. Patients with PL can present with varying degrees of...

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Equine Rehabilitation and Therapy

Sep, 01

WHAT IS EQUINE REHABILITATION?  (excerpt - full article, see link) Equine Rehabilitation is a term often used to encompass retraining but it is actually the application of physical therapy treatments to help the body heal with the aim of improving or restoring correct and optimal physical function.  It is about restoring muscular, tendon and ligament strength, joint and tissue mobility and function,...

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