Welcome to Rory



Hello and welcome to Rory. This is a lovely west highland white terrier. His leg has really been through alot though!

When young he had criciate disease and had a TPLO to repair. Many years later he managed to dislocate the hip in the same limb!

He had a toggle to allow it to heal, but it failed. This is not unusual as they are not meant for long term support. this meant the dog was very lame.

Mum was now very reluctant to put him through further surgery, due to and and how badly he copes with the stress. So he was put on strong pain relief. When this didnt work mum was faced with the dreaded question about quality of life.

So mum decided to try physio. Thank goodness she did!

We are thrilled to report, that we did our assessment and set her an excercise plan to get her using the limb gently and rebuilding the lost muscle.

Rorys mum has followed the plan really well and Rory is doing wonderfully. He is now also off the strong pain relief medications.

Keep up the good work mum and Rory!

Welcome to Buddy



Hello and welcome to Buddy. A very cute Sproker.

He had a run in with a car and dislocated his hip. Sadly it wouldnt go back in well and it was discovered that he also had hip dysplasia.

So he had to have his femoral head and neck removed.

His recovery seemed good but he has never used the leg fully since. So he has started hydrotherapy and physiotherapy to get him confident in the limb again.

Its important that with this type of surgical procedure, they get using the limb again quickly. The physio helps them do this confidently so they don't fear the limb use. The hip is very clever and forms a false joint out of the scar tissue. But its important we help allign the healing tissues correctly so that a good range of movement is maintained. This will allow the most comfort life long.

Keep up the good work mum and Buddy!