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15 Jun 2019

Obesity & Osteoarthritis

Are you looking for a little bit of ammunition to help discuss weight loss with the owners of osteoarthritic dogs?  Well, I found a fantastic blog that does just that!  https://www.physio-network.com/obesity-knee-osteoarthritis-whats-the-link/ I’m going to dive right in with some of the information: Obese individuals have a 30.3% higher lifetime risk of symptomatic radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA) than people with a normal BMI according to Murphy et al (2008).... More

07 Jun 2019

Are you getting burnt out in your canine rehab / physio career?

 What Is Burnout?Wikipedia defines occupational burnout as the result of long-term, unresolvable, job stress. It can also occur when you have worked in a physically or emotionally draining role for a long time. Additionally, you can also experience burnout when your efforts at work have failed to produce the results that you expected, and you feel deeply disillusioned as a result.  It is a state of physical and emotional exhaustion. We all likely go through this because of th... More

01 Jun 2019

What do you do if you Flare Up a patient?

None of us ever intend to flare up a patient’s problems, but if you’re doing any kind of rehab, it’s going to happen from time to time.  So, best to know how to deal with the situation.  This was the topic of a blog post I found at: https://www.themanualtherapist.com/2019/03/top-5-fridays-5-steps-for-patient.html  Basically, if this were to happen, here are your 5 steps to put a positive spin on it! 1.Quickly Apologize: “I’m sorry that ... More


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