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16
Jan 2021

Sensory Integration and Syringomyelia – An Accidental Finding

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

I made an interesting finding the other day with one of my patients.  The dog has Chiari malformation / syringomyelia (CMSM), and occasionally has ‘fits’ where she gets low, goes into a scratching pattern, and cries.  Since there’s not much (other than...
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09
Jan 2021

Knowledge Nuggets – Carprophen… Chubby dogs… Yellow Labs…

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

This blog provides just a handful of studies to boost your brain power!  Have a read and grow your knowledge. 1.  Carprofen is better than acetaminophen with codeine for ameliorating lameness in dogs with experimentally induced synovitis of the stifle. Budsber...
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02
Jan 2021

Palliative Care Physiotherapy

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

I’ve been messaging back and forth with a UK animal physio about a case that turned out to be a nerve sheath tumour.  The most recent round of discussion has been about treatment now that the diagnosis has been established.  The diagnosing veterinarian told the ow...
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26
Dec 2020

Reflective Practice – Learning to Practice as a Professional

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

This week’s topic is about reflective practice.  This is the practice of using reflection as a means of learning from experiences to advance one’s expertise, but also as a means to problem solve through complex problems that arise in clinical practice. Refle...
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19
Dec 2020

Clinical Reasoning - Left hind leg lameness in a 1-year-old Lab

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

GUEST BLOG...Carrie Smith, BScPT, CCRT
Kemptville Canine Centrehttps://www.kemptvillecanine.com/ Gunner is a 1-year-old Chocolate Lab with a 3-week history of left hind leg lameness. HistoryGunner is a young, healthy dog with no history of any medical or orthopaedic i...
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12
Dec 2020

Professional practice is about the stuff between the ears…

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

A culmination of multiple different things led to this post and I didn’t really know what to call it.  Essentially, what I want to talk about is clinical reasoning, but that’s not a captivating title!!!  So instead, “Stuff between the ears” has a...
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05
Dec 2020

Current Canine Rehab Trends in Exercise Prescription

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

Finally!  Here it is, the survey results for how rehab practitioners are using exercise for their osteoarthritic patients.   The survey was based on a blog I wrote about a month ago subsequent to reading a paper about why exercise is effective in reducing pain in p...
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28
Nov 2020

Tendinopathy - how to address & more!

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

I found a great podcast on this topic. https://podcasts.apple.com/no/podcast/1-talking-tendinopathy-with-dr-ebonie-rio/id1533280935?i=1000492383489  It was a discussion / interview with Dr. Ebonie Rio, a researcher at La Trobe University in Australia.  It fits...
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21
Nov 2020

Knowledge Nuggets: Intensity of Stretching on ROM and Joint Mobilizations effect on Muscle Activation

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

I found a couple of articles about stretching or mobilization on muscle activation, and ROM that I thought to be worthy of sharing!

Here are the sources:Santos CX, Beltrão NB, Pirauá ALT, Durigan JLQ, Behm D, de Araújo RC. Static Stretching Intensity Doe...
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14
Nov 2020

So, This Happened!

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

I was going to find a paper to review or another blog for inspiration… but honestly, this happened and it’s pretty big.  So, it’s my blog for this week.  On Saturday I won the inaugural Veterinary Rehabilitation Therapist of the Year award 2020. ...
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