Well this one will be a quick blog!
This super sweet staffie cross lots of other things, has an amazing mum, who takes her little one to agility.
She decided it was time to get her checked over thoroughly to ensure there was nothing detrimental going on.
This is an excellent idea. Picking up issues early means they won't be as bad as you can make good adaptions or work on thier weaknesses. Or finding out there is nothing wrong will give you excellent peace of mind and let you strive in with confidence.
Mazie was found to be in excellent condition with excellent flexibility. We gave sone suggested excercises just to add a bit more tone in the hind. Mum was very pleased.
Keep up the good work mum and Mazie!
Hello and welcome to Louie. Such a sweet cavalier king charles spaniel.
He was seeming off balance and his mobility was getting worse. He was referred to fitzpatric and diagnosed with degenerative myleopathy. This was confirmed with genetic testing which came back positive.
Sadly it means this illness will never be cured. Its very sad. But it can be managed. So he has been referred for physio.
Following assessment we found he still had a good amount of muscle. Its important we try to maintain the muscle and keep the nerves healthy by challanging them. The trick with this disease is to not allow the muscles to go to fatigue so its vitally important the home regime is optimised to allow Louie great quality of life, good challanges to keep his muscles and nerves healthy, but not too much that his limbs get tired.
We have set louie up with a home regime and he is doing well. We can stop the disease progressing as fast as it would without physiotherapy which is excellent news.
Keep up the good work mum and Louie.
Hello and welcome to Meg. Such a sweet wire haired dachund. And no bad back this time! Yay!
This little angle has come in because mum noticed she was starting to look stiff in her hind. Her vet noticed a creeky stifle (knee) so referred for physiotherapy.
We are pleased to say, we did our assesment and found her to be in good condition! We did a treatment and set her up with a home regime to build her strength, keep her comfortable and make adjustments in her life to better suit her body and life stage.
She is doing really well already. Keep up the good work mum and Meg!
Hello and welcome to Dolly. She is a very cute and well behaved little dachund.
Sadly this breed are very prone to poor disks. This is the case in most dwarf breeds.
The issue was detected quickly and she was rushed for surgery and the spine was fixed. However there was already damage done to the spinal chord and she was paralysed in the hind. So physiotherapy was needed. The vets she went to were very good in physio and instantly started her on a program, and she was referred to us for continued rehabilitation.
Like many small dogs, she is adapting well and believes life is fine without the need of her hinds. So we have to work on reminding her that life will be better if she can put the effort in to learn to use the hinds well again.
Her strength is slowly progressing and we are hopeful of a good recovery.
Keep up the good work mum and Dolly. We'll have you in all 4 paws soon.
Hello and welcome to Archie. Such a sweetie. These young boys do get themselves in trouble at times and Archie is no acception.
Archie was in an accident and was hit by a car. Poor thing had his pelvis seriously broken. The vets questioned weather it was right to keep on trying to save his life.
But archie was a fighter and so were his parents. He made an astonishing recovery and was sent to us for physiotherapy to ensure as best recovery as possible.
Your pelvis hold your power limbs so its very important we get the recovery timed correctly.
We are so pleased to report that Archie is recovering so well! Sadly he has other ideas about his recovery rate and its hard to keep him calm. But its important we ensure the pelvic bones heal well before he is allowed to go crazy over the fields again.
Keep up the good work Archie, mum and dad! We'll have to back to work in no time.
Hello and welcome to Hendrix. This very sweet pomeranian is very old. He has developed criciate disease. This can be more common when old as your muscle reduces and so there is less support for the joints.
As a small dog they do recover easier and are less lilely to require surgery. So Hendrix came for conservative management.
We did our assessment and set him and mum up with a home regime.
He had been making good progress prior to seeing us so we were confident the outcome would be favorable.
We are pleased to say Hendrix has already made a full recovery. Well done Hendrix and mum!
Hello and welcome to Jess. Such a sweet dog and so so nervous. But its fine. We did her assessment in a kind way in our non clinical, homely environment, and she coped well.
She has been referred regarding elbow dysplasia. Such an aweful disease, it can be so painful and debilitating.
So we have set her up with a home regime so that mum can help manage the pain at home. We have given muscle building work that will help support the joints too.
Keep up the good work mum and Jess. We'll have you feeling better soon.
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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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!
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.