Hello and welcome to Barkly. Such a sweet staffie. They do know how to do cute soppy face!
This little licky one has elbow dysplasia. Such a common problem, and no one can deny, a hard one to fix. But we can most definitly help with comfort and optimising joint health. They don't always need surgery, but they will all benefit from complimentry care and tweeks to life that will reduce pain and increase range of movement in the joint amd inturn increase comfort and muscle.
We have done our treatment and set a new home regime that will help build strength in the limb and reduce pain.
Keep up the good work mum and Barkly!
Hello and welcome to Bruno. A very excited and happy labrador!
He showed some issues which concerened his parents so they investigated his hind. It turned out he did have mild hip dysplasia. He also seemed to show some mild back pain.
He has been sent for physio so he can be managde conservativly and without medication or surgery for as long as possible.
We have set him on a home regime to get his strength up, though weightloss is the biggest factor in his plan.
His mum and dad are well on board with what to do and they are moving forward, amd keeping a diary so we really can monitor the progress.
Keep up the good work mum, dad and bruno.
Hello and welcome to Maverick. Such a sweet little bean. This little angel had more than his fair share of anaesthetics. He has been a long sufferer of corns in his pads and had heart surgery. Then to top it all off he ruptured his cruciate ligament in his knee.
She had surgery and it went really well and he is now having physiotherapy. There has been significant muscle loss as the physio was not started until several weeks post operativly, but its totally fine as we can still sort it all out. We have started Maverick in a plan to get the muscle rebuilt gently but swiftly. He has got started on his return to work excercise program and he is doing wonderfully. We'll have him fighting fit in no time.
Keep up the good work mum and Maverick.
Hello and welcome to Monty. This is a very sweet dog who has such loving caring parents. Monty really does come first in thier life.
He has clearly got a few skeletal issues as his posture is not ideal and he has a very undershot jaw. But he doesnt let anything get him down.
He was diagnosed with serious luxating patella and surgery was performed. He was doing well, but there was a clear issue a few weeks later. A revision surgery corrected the meniscus that had also become folded and damaged and the pin was removed.
His recovery was good, but his parents knew it could be better. There was a lot of muscle loss, which was understandable, but needs correcting.
So they have come for physiotherapy. We have set Monty and family, up with a home excercise regime. He is finding it a bit weird to get used to, but this is normal. No one likes change. But mum and dad are persisting and doing a wonderful job at the diary too, so we really know what is going on in the recovery.
Keep up the good work Monty, mum and dad!
Hello and welcome to Monty. Such a sweet Brittish Blue. He is the apple of his mums eye!
She noticed he was very sore and lame and saw the vet for help. There was question over the diagnosis and he was put on room rest for 6 weeks. But the x-rays revealed hip dysplaia. Yes, this is common in cats too!
So he was referred to us for physiotherapy. We have set him up with a regime to build muscle in the plevis that will offer more support to the hip. We have also started him on home stretches for flexability and pain relief. He has taken to it all very well. But in all honesty, at first he was not keen on the idea of massage. But we persisted with a gentle regime that gradually introduced the idea to him. He is now getting more and more tolerant, and its highly likely that its because he can feel the benefit.
Monty was never an avid hunter but we are pleased to report that since starting the physio, we had a rescent update, that he had given hunting a go and caught a pigeon! So we may be working our magic a little too well! Don't worry, mum saw and the pigeon is fine
Keep up the good work mum and Monty!
Hello and welcome to Stella. This very sweet dog came with her buddy for physiotherapy.
Her mum was worried she had a sore back so she saw the vet. She was diagnosed with hip dysplasia and mild lower back pain.
She has now come for physio for management. This is great as it has all been picked up really early which makes it all really easy to make tweaks to the lifestyle and help her stay comfy for longer.
She is doing really well. We have given her a few excercises to maintain hip range of movement and comfort and strength. Her body weight was also discussed which is great as that easily sneeks up and its much easier to address early rather than late.
Keep up the good work mum, dad and Stella!
Hello and welcome to Esme. A beautiful rescue collie cross.
This very sweet dog had been diagnosed with spondylosis. She was starting to show more symptoms of discomfort, so she decided to try physiotherapy.
We know that spondylosis, which is arthritis of the spine, is brought on by the spine trying to stabalise itself. It grows extra bone in order to be more stable. The instability is often due to poor core strength. So the aim of the physio is to reduce pain and improve muscle and support to the spine. This is achieved with a personal excercise regime.
Esme is getting in well. Keep up the good work mum and Esme.
Hello and welcome to Lola. Such a sweet labrador.
Sadly this girl developed tendonitis of the achillies tendon. It really has enlarged considerably. She was assessed by the referral center who felt physiotherapy was the best solution and ideally with ultrasound.
We have started Lola on a new home excercise regime, and ultrasound regime. It will take time for this to work but she is already feeling more comfortable, waggly and happy.
Keep up the good work lola and mum!
Hello and welcome to caymen. Such a sweet and cuddly Eraser. Not a common breed at all, so lovely to see.
His mum is so loving and vigilant. She saw some movement in his back that she worried was back pain.
So she came for physio to make sure there was nothing to worry about and get some help if anything was found.
As it happened the movement seen was normal reflexes so he was fine. But it was great to highlight some other areas for improvement.
So moral of this blog. Always good to go for an MOT as you never know what you might find. If you are ever worried, always worth getting a check up as it means alot to sleep well at night. Seemingly random findings are not likely to be a serious problem, but treating them early and making small adjustments can extend how long there is before that small issue becomes a big one, so well worth doing.
Well done mum! Keep up the good work. We love that all our clients are so loving and caring.