Laurie's Blog


21 Jan 2018

Facing Challenges

Here’s what I learned this week.   There is a saying “Fire Fast, Hire Slow”.   This week challenged me on both of these fronts.  We had a mass staff upheaval at my clinic this week.  Long story short, in less than 48 hours, I lost two employees, gained one back, fired another, and hired two more.   When poop hit the fan, I immediately went onto Facebook to scroll through my contacts to see who I knew (that actually lives in the count... More

14 Jan 2018

Guest Blog - LLLT/PBM vs Active Epiphyses

by Peter A Jenkins, MBA A frequently-recurring question regarding the clinical use of Laser Therapy is whether treating over active epiphyses is contraindicated.  The general list of contraindications to Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) – now, formally, Photobiomodulation (PBM) – in physiotherapy has largely been carried over from other active modalities, such as ultrasound and e-stim, and accepted without question and with an overabundance of caution, as applying to las... More

07 Jan 2018

Laser and Growth Plates

 Not so long ago we had a surgeon state that all of the lasering we had been doing to one of his patients had caused the growth plates to close prematurely.  It was a young dog, for whom we were providing pre-hab for a torn ACL while we waited for growth plates to close in order for a TPLO to be performed. So, 1) feeling horrible that this could be true, and 2) wanting to combat the accusation, I went to my trusty friend PubMed to see what she had to say.  (P.S.  I figur... More

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