Welcome to Daisy

Hello and welcome to Daisy. Such a sweet...but vocal...staffordshire bull terrier cross. Rescued. She has clearly led a complex life. But now has a wonderful new family who love her to bits! 

She has been ageing and mum wanted her arthritis assessed. So she has come for physiotherapy for a check up and a treatment. We have also sent her home with some excercises and lifestyle tweeks. 

She really is doing very well! Her body is in suprusingly good condition and well done mum for keeping her body weight ideal! Excellent work.

Keep up the good work mum and Daisy!

Daisy

Daisy

Welcome to Marley

Hello and welcome to Marley. This is a very sweet Rottweiler. I am very proud to say that he accepted me as my friend very well and it was great to offer him a kind experiance, as he doesnt like the vets and a muzzel is needed there. Its always so lovely when we can put our patients at ease. He laid down in a fully exposed position and clearly not a worry in the world.

This is an interesting case. He is 11 years young so no spring chicken. But just over a week ago, he went to the vets for a dental with no lameness. He came home fine. But was then lame the following day. The vets have been very thorough and there are several possibilities that range from a tumor to infection. His lameness was sudden onset and sever. 

He has come for physio so we are all working together as a team for the best possible outcome. On arrival he was very sore and only toe touching. So we would say 9/10 lame. He had his session, which did not show many issues, but he was highly relaxed by the massage and particularly on the right elbow. We set him up with a home regime and  this did include a weightloss diet. 

I am pleased to say that he walked out full of the joys of spring. He pulled his dad and had a little trot and was more like 7/10 lame. What a great result of our first session. Also showing how strong massage can be for pain relief and endorphine. 

Keep up the good work mum and dad and Marley. We'll have him feeling better soon. 

Welcome to Maverick

Hello and welcome to Marverick.

So sweet. He is a mix of staffordshire bull terrier and Akita! I've never seen such a small Akita. He is so sweet. 

But he has had problems with his back legs since his mum had him. He is a rescue. 

He had a luxating patella and ruptured criciate a few years ago and this got corrected surgically. He recovered well. But then the same has now occured on the other side. He does have a very upright hind confirmation so he does put a lot of strain on his cruiate ligaments. 

So he has now had his corrective surgery and with yet another new method of fixing a cruciate rupture. They were unable to fix the patella this time as it was so fixed in its luxated position. 

He has now come for his rehabillitation. He is doing really well. We have set mum up with some massage to help with the scar tissue so less adhesions are formed. We have also given gentle muscle building and a gentle excercise plan. He is doing well but it is clear that he is finding the recovery quite hard so we are giving him plenty of time to rest too and not pushing him too far too fast. 

Both mum and Maverick are doing great. Keep up the good work! 

Welcome to Domino

Hello and welcome to Domino! 

This is one loved little man! His mum met us at a local dog show and decided she must book him in for a luxury massage! 

He had no issues that needed attention, but that doesnt mean they can't enjoy a massage just like the rest of us. 

Both mum and Domino really enjoyed the treat and said they look forward to the next one! 

It was a total pleasure Domino. 

Welcome to Murphey

Hello and welcome to Murphey. 

He is a young labrador, but he is massive!

He got lame and was sent for investigation. The usual elbow dysplasia was suspected, but this time it was OCD in the shoulder. So he had an arthroscopy. 

He recovered really well and has now come for physiotherapy for the last leg of his rehabilitation. He had some more muscle to rebuild and his range of movement needs to be built up again. This wont take long. 

His complication is that he is a young and excitable dog, so we have to be mindeful of allowing him enough excercise so that he doesnt go crazy when he is let out, but also giving his shoulder time to heal. 

So far we are achieving this well. But consultations are interesting. But we all cope just fine! 

Welcome to Ted

Hello and welcome to Ted.

Such a sweet boy, but will not be anything other than the center of attention! He is so funny! He makes consultations interesting! 

He has been diagnosed with luxating patella. So his knee caps dislocate regularly. Its not severe and so mum didnt notice. It was picked up during a consultation with an emergamcy vet when he was visiting with a different issue. This can regularly be the case with this ailment.

His own vet reassessed it and said not to worry. But mum wanted help to get on top of it as she could see there may well be future damamge and discomfort if this was left. 

Mum was totally right! Though the vet was also right not to panic mum, as a low grade luxating patella is not delt with surgically, but it is improved with rehabilitation. So we got him in. Our assessment showed the patella was much more lax on one side, but he was well muscled and the luxation reduced easily. 

So we have set him up with a home regime to strengthen the muscle further and post walk ice packing, to reduce inflammtion caused with each luxation. 

He is getting into the swing of doing his home regime well. 

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

Doggles!

Layla is now wearing doggles to help with her light sensitivity she has developed. 

This is an update on Layla. She originally came to us with hind limb weakness. This was quite some time ago now. She is doing really well. Its more neurological than arthritis for her. 

As she has aged she has become increasingly light sensitive. This has made her jumpy as she sees shadows move. She is 14 years now so options are limited. So mum found her these doggles! 

She has been wearing them proudly on walks and around the home. She could not be happier. They are working a treat and she is far less reactive. 

Good find mum and well done Layla for wearing them! You look great! 

Welcome to Bella

Hello and welcome to Bella. She likes a close up! Such a lovely lady. 

She has come to us for help with her hind limb weakness. At 8 years old she is officially an older lady and we all start too get difficulties with age. Its great that mum and dad have been vigilant and decided to act on the weakness now. 

On exam we found some changes in her paws which suggest arthritis. Its such a common ailment. We are also mindful that hip dysplasia is highly prevelant and often goes undiagnosed.

So we are treating all her symptoms and we have set mum and dad up with a new walk regime which will be more gentle on her bones. We have also given muscle building excercises. 

Bella will do well so keep up the good work mum amd dad! 

Welcome to Alba

Hello and welcome to Alba. She is super pretty and a lovely dog. Also super fit! 

Sadly she got lame on a foreleg. Rest helped but all returns to normal activity levels got her lame again.

This one has got everyone stumped including the vets. There are no outward signs of any issue. So further investigation is needed. She has x-rays booked. We await the results. 

Rest plan does work, but thats no long term solution for a young dog. 

Well done mum for trying to get on top of the problem. We all have our suspicions about the outcome of the x-rays but fingers crossed for something easy to rehabilitate.