Welcome to George

George

George

Hello and welcome to George. This sweet man is slowing down.

As his sister was alreasy seeing us, mum decided to bring him in to get checked over too.

She is thrilled that she did! We have given him the once over. We identified his issue areas and we have set up a new home regime suited for his ability. This will re build at a comfortable pace and keep him from getting over stressed in his issue areas.

Keep up the good work mum and George!

Welcome to Arrow

Arrow

ARROW

Hello and welcome to Arrow. This beautiful Springer has the vets on thier toes!

He has been lame and the vet found a possible corn and some myofascial pain. So he has been referred to help with the pain and lameness.

He has got some very science headed owners so this has been a very fun case, and his diary has been immacualte! Its been like treating a scientific study case. Wonderful!

We localized some issues, reduced the excercise right down and set up a new excercise plan. His lameess has improved immensily and we are slowly rebuilding the plan at a pace that suits him.

Well done Arrow and whole family! Keep up the good work!

Welcome to Norman

Norman

Norman

Hello and welcome to Norman. Also known as naughty Norman!

He is a young man full fo beans and far too excited for life!

He was a new rescue and he had a moment that scared his mum and dad. He ended up having x-rays and he was found to have hip dysplaisa. This is not really a suprise as its so common.

But what was a wonderful suprise was that in only a few weeks of rehab, he was sound and full of it again!

So we have set him up with a sensible care plan. The aim is to maintain muscle mass, prevent excessive wear, and most importantly, have fun!

We aim to have a healthy balance of supporting the ailment whilst enjoying life.

We have achieved his well.

Keep up the good work naughty norman and family!

Welcome to Merlin

Merlin

Merlin

Hello and welcome to Merlin.

Such a sweet and happy dog. Sadly he has elbow dysplasia. Also now known as developmental elbow disease.

He has an arthroscopy to remove the debris and bits making it worse. He has now come for physiotherapy for further pain relief and to rebuild muscle.

He has a home excercise regime and is doing really well.

Keep up the good work mum and Merlin!

CAM Now Stocking the Puppy Massage DVD!

We are proud anounce that CAM are now stockists of the Puppy Massage DVD.

CAM, Canine Arthritis Management, is an organisation close to our hearts. Hannah Capon MRCVS set this company up so help people learn that there is an extrordinary amount that can be done to ease arthritis. Its doesn't stop at just the medicine we get from the vet.

Donna has always had great passion for treatment of arthritis and has great success in improving the quality of life in the elderly.

The Puppy Massage DVD stuck a chord with Hannah as she also recognised the benefit in getting your dogs and owners used to massage at an early age. There are so many life long benefits to this, so calming and bonding, to knowing how to confidently do massage. This helps when an ailment occures, as you and the dog then have the base knowledge. Your rehab practioner can enhance your skill and guide to to specific areas to treat.

When it comes to easing arthritis we know that daily help is needed. There are many different modes of pain relief. Add them together to make the best pain control. This doesnt just mean drugs! Touch, balance, strength, and distraction are just some examples of totally non drug things that will induce pain relief. We just have to get the balance right for the specific patient as their disease progresses.

See the CAM website for more information on what you can do you help your dog with arthritis. Get your copy of the Puppy Massage DVD to help you start to learn full body massage. It doesnt matter what the age of your dog is...they are all our puppies at heart.

Welcome to Preston

Preston

Preston

Hello and welcome to Preston. Such a cutie and very loved!

Preston has come for physio following having neck stiffness.

He is doing very well. We did our exam and found a few issues to work on. These issues are now resolving very quickly.

The home regime has been given and this works on strengthening. This in turn supports the body so the skeleton is more supported and muscle bulk improved.

Keep up the good work preston and daddy!

Welcome to Khioni

Khioni

Khioni

Hello and welcome to Khioni. This is a very sweet dog that had a mild, but noticable lameness in the fore limb.

These amazing owners were determind to fix the problem. So they had all the tests under the sun, at one of the top referral centres....

Sadly, no diagnosis found. So she opted for physio.

We did our investigation and didnt find alot either, but we did still have a game plan, as the lameness was only seen during trot and no other gait.

We also know pain can be very complicated sometimes and so there may no longer be an actual stimulus for pain, but a memory of pain.

We did massage as the main treatment and started some strengthening excercises to ensure the strength was good, and slowly increased the excercise. Its going to be a journey.

Keep up the good work mum, dad and Khioni.

Recyceling pet food packaging

We are pleased to share how you can recycle your pet food packaging!

See the picture for all the information you need including drop off areas.

We are also happy to help keep this simple. So if you are one of our clients, just bring your packaging that is elligable on the list above, to your next appointment and we will take it for you. Afterall, better to make 1 car trip than many.

Thank you to everyone who does thier bit to help save out home! Well done!

Passed the RCVS audit

RCVS

RCVS

We have been audited by the RCVS (royal collage of veterinary surgeons).
This is a necessary part of being an RVN (registered veterinary nurse).
We are audited to ensure we are doing enough CPD hours, or continued education.

We are proud to say, we flew through and it proves the RCVS are happy we have stayed high in our standards and kept our education fresh and up to date.

We believe this is an essential part of being the best rehabber we can be. We pride ourselves on being up to date and we thrive on new information.

The industry is evolving fast and as science progresses we learn new things daily. Its tough to keep up, but specialising in rehab does mean we docus our efforts in this one area of mobility. Its a big area, but it does mean we can be at the top of our profession.

So if you have any questions get intouch, or even post them on our facebook page.

Since we do all learn something new every day....happy learning everyone!

Welcome to Rudi

Rudi

Rudi

Hello and welcome to Rudi. This is a very special dutch kioni. A real fluff ball!

Sadly he managed to rupture both his cruciate ligaments. His recovery was going well, but mum wanted some further help so they were referred to us for Physio.

This was much needed as there was conciderable muscle loss, which suggests the cruciates were grumbeling away.

So we have set a home excercise regime and Rudi is doing really well. The biggest challange for Rudi is his behaviour. He definitly rules the roost! But its fine. We are well versed at working with the more difficult patients and we can still have a great effect on them.

Keep up the good work mum, careers and Rudi! He has quite a big loving care team!