Welcome to Jemima

Jemima

Jemima

Hello and welcome to jemima. She is a little beauty and also feisty! She managed to injure her fore leg. She was found in the garden unable to use one leg. She was rushed to the vets who sent her straight for referral.

The injury was directly effecting her brachial plexus which feeds into several vital nerves. Radial nerve being one of them. This damage had rendered her paraylsed in the limb from the elbow down. This is sadly not uncommen. The referal center refered her to physio.

So we immediatly set her and mum up with a home regime. Its vital that we work on the limb regularly throughout the day, but we also have to give her rest and recovery time too. This is all about the timing.

So we have set her up with a program of massage PEMF therapy, stretching and some exercises to encourage limb use and vibration through the limb.

We are pleased to say there has already been some progress, but this is a long journey as nerve recovery can be notoriously slow. But whilst there is progress, we can be optomisitic.

Good luck Jemima. Keep up the good work mum. You're all doing great!

Welcome to Yogi

Yogi

Yogi

Hello and welcome to Yogi. This lovely labrador is so sweet. Sadly he has struggled over the years with dysplasia in both elbows and hips. He has generally coped well. But in the last few years he has started to struggle.

His lameness varies. One minute he can be sound and the next minute he can totally lame. It is always in his elbow. Its quite likely its actally a nerve being trapped or a piece of free cartilage moving around and getting compressed. This can be incredibly painful.

This is very hard to treat effectivly. So in this case we are working on the pain control in the situation. This can be managed with massage and thermotherapy. We also work to maintain the muscle in the limb so that it doesn't deteriorate when lame. Muscle deterioration will add to the pain.

Keep up the good work yogi and dad!