Beautiful Barley had a real surprise hiding under the skin. No one knew there were any problems really. Then one day, Barley went to a routine booster and the vet found the knee cap (patella) was dislocated. This can be quite a common problem so isn't as bad as it sounds, but it will cause terrible future arthritis.
Barley went for x-rays and surgery to correct the fault. The vet actually found that the whole of he thigh bone had not formed properly. This meant there was no grove for the knee cap to sit in. so really it had been free to sit wherever it liked all of Barley life.
This has now been surgically corrected and Barley is having physiotherapy for post operative rehabilitation.
Barley is doing very well Swelling has gone and we are getting better. There is still some way to go as Barely isn't using it properly yet, but she will get there.
Charlie is a hansom border Collie cross. Sadly he became the victim of a dog attack. He suffered multiple wounds including a punctured lung. This was repaired by specialists and he made an excellent recovery.
However, the skin wounds were extensive and whilst they healed well, they also formed adhesions and scar tissue. This means the skin was not as mobile as it should be. It was tight and restricted Charlies movement and was uncomfortable.
Just 3 physiotherapy sessions was all it took to break this down. The owner was given a massage technique to help between sessions.
Charlie is now fully recovered and full of the joys of Spring!
Steve is an amazing patient, and ensuring we keep on top of our game, by updating our skills in new and exciting species. She is a Skunk! Steve is a wonderfully behaved Skunk, who sadly has forelimb lameness. There was … Continue reading →
Molly is a beautiful briard. She has had a bit to contend with over the last several months. Her gradual decline in motivation was so slow that it seemed just love normal old age creeping in. Then very suddenly a mass appeared from behind her shoulder blade.
Vet investigation showed mild hip dysplasia with early arthritis. So the mass was moved from the shoulder and she was sent to us for physiotherapy.
The mass removal made a great difference to her energy levels so that was a great start. We them set her on a more manageable and comfortable muscle building program for the hips.
So far she is showing great progress and better hip extension and she is more and more keen for her walks.
Hello and welcome to Hollie. Hollie has has a long history of hip dysplasia and then this developed into arthritis. The owners have worked hard over the years keeping her comfortable with a regime of hydrotherapy and then later, accupuncture. Sadly this has now developed into further issues. She is now struggling with balance and co ordination.
So she has now been referred to us for physiotherapy. We have started her on a muscle building program and some exercises to increase her ability to "find her feet". Good news, having had only one session and a week of work with the owner, the owner reports she is already looking stronger and more confident.