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!.
Hello and welcome to Fern. Such a cute little collie. She really is a cuddle bum and a heart melter!
Sadly she managed to have an argument with a car. The driver was devastated as Fern didn't look where she was going and no one knew about the hole in the fence that she had found in a park.
The result was a dislocated elbow. It took time before it was relocated, but luckily for her, it was reduced without surgery, successfully.
So she came for physiotherapy to rehabilitate. We have to say, her recovery has been incredible! She has done so well by herself. But we can enhance this and give mum some confidence in her recovery. In the early stages the risk is that the joint is not yet stable and can pop out again. This has not happened so this is excellent news.
Her rehab encouraged good healing, range of movement and muscle building to support the joint. We are then slowly increasing the load in the joint and gentle stresses so that she can get back to her beloved agility. Mum is happy to do whatever keeps Fern happy, and agility does that so we are all keen to get her back where she is happiest.
Keep up the good work mum and Fern!