Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Animal Physiotherapy Ltd

Merry Christmas everyone , from me and Christmas Skunk!

We like to take this opportunity to update you on how the year has gone, and reflect.

We take time to remember our patients who have now departed. Each one of them leaves a hole in our hearts and is sadly missed as that made such an impact on our memories. It was a pleasure to meet all of them and to be able to help many loved ones in their later years.

We also welcome so many new patients. It’s wonderful to meet so many new and amazing personalities. If you want to see our stories on our new patients, then visit our facebook page or see the website blog.

It’s been an amazing year for our Puppy Massage DVD too! We had an incredible time at Crufts and still can’t believe we were featured on Cruft’s extra and interviewed by the amazing Clare Balding and Alan Carr. Both of whom are incredibly beautiful humble people. You can see the feature here. Its not too late to order your copy of the DVD too. It will make an awesome birthday gift for any dog, or owner.

It’s been an incredible year for learning too. The animal physiotherapy industry continues to grow and improve which is fantastic. As RAMP members, we attended the AGM and learnt how well the new voluntary register is ensuring higher standards in the industry. And more importantly there is a massive wealth of research being done now, so we are very proud to tell you we have done a crazy number of hours of learning this year (so far 141.5hrs to be precise) and we have found it all fascinating and passed that on to our patients. We now have an incredible number of patients enjoying their bedtime Camomile tea (and 2 patients insisting that its Tea Pigs!)

We look forward to a wonderful 2019 with lots of new patients, lots of new information and maybe the odd celeb moment in there too. You never know what will come!

May 2019 be wonderful for you and your love ones

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Welcome to Elwood

Elwood

Elwood

Hello and welcome to Elwood. Such a sweet kind natured man.

Sadly he has very sore elbows. He has has arthroscopy for his elbow dysplasia on both sides.

Elbow dysplaisa is a really nasty disease and can be so debilitating. We see alot of it.

We can help Elwood become and stay more comfortable, but it will never be fixed as the cartilage in the joint is so damaged.

But we have set Elwood and his family up with a new regime to keep him comfortable and allow him to build some muscle.

Keep up the good work mum and Elwood!

Thank you from Owlsmoor Primary School

We wanted to share the thank you from Owlsmoor primary school.

Last month we spent a day telling the students of Owlsmoor primary school, what its like to be an animal physiotherapist, what we do, and how we do it.

It was well recieved at the school. But we have been really touched by the wonderful book of thank you notes they sent in reply. Below are just some of the many pages.

It would seem we have had a positive impact with this profession there so hopefully there will be plenty of new blood to follow in our footsteps.

Good luck to anyone with thier dreams and asperations. Animal physiotherapy is a dream career and we are so proud to be able to help so many patients every day.

Welcome to Mia

Hello and welcome to Mia. Such a sweet lady. She really is a heart melter!

But so crazy! She ran into a horse jump and managed to fracture her spine in her neck. She was instantly rushed to the vets who quickly sent her to the RVC for specialist investigation. Amazingly very little issue was found! But the fracture was nasty and in a very delicate place so she was given strict cage rest to allow it to heal and be safe.

She has since come for physiotherapy as she has random moments of lameness and pains. However this is only the start of her story as it is seeming incressingly complex and her symptoms are baffeling even the most amazing specialists.

We are keeping her comfy and she is having fun. But this is quite an incredible case and just shows how the body never ceases to amaze and pose challanges.

Well done mum and Mia. Keep up the good work!

Welcome to Buddy

Buddy

Buddy

Hello and welcome to Buddy. Such a cutie border collie.

Buddy has a highly vigilant mum who noticed he was a little lame at his agility class. Taking no risks she got him assessed and referred for physio. On assessment there was very little sign of issue until the forelimb was supinated. This is a particular movement, and if it elicits discomfort it is highly likely there is elbow dysplasia.

So we referred back to the vet who has initated referral to a specialist. As a physio we can help with elbow dysplasia. But its a complex disease and if its possible for us to get a formal diagnosis following better diagnostic imaging methods, then this is ideal. Afterall, we dont want to cause further cartilage damage unnecessarily.

So we are maintaining Buddy with non impact muscle work so no muscle is lost, just whilst he await his referal appointment and we look forward to the official diagnosis. Sadly elbow dysplasia is very common so its highly likely this is the issue.

Good luck Buddy! Keep up the good work mum!.