Laurie's Blogs.

 

07
Nov 2020

Osteoarthritis and Exercise

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

 High quality evidence exists to support exercise as a treatment for osteoarthritis. This has been show via research on humans for years now.  We don’t have this sort of research on the veterinary side of the equation… so why not look at the human research ...
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31
Oct 2020

Pulling out of the covid rut

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

This week’s theme for me has been the sense of monotony.  Hum-drum.  Boredom.  Same thing day after day.  I find that I wake up in the morning and the first question I ask myself is, ‘Work day or Home day?’  I sense of glimmer of panic t...
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24
Oct 2020

Outcome measures – Yay or Nay?

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

I came across an interesting blog.  It makes some good points and expresses some thoughts that I’ve had myself.  First off, the title is Outcome Measures Suck.  Eek!  We’re not supposed to say that outload or even think that, right?  But I adm...
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16
Oct 2020

How many home exercises do you prescribe?

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

For this blog inspiration, I give credit to Silvia Lavallee (PT) from Manitoba, Canada.  She forwarded an elbast that the Manitoba Physiotherapy Association sent out to their members on this topic. Here’s the full blurb:

Clinical PearlSubmitted by Sarah Conci...
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10
Oct 2020

Two for the Price of One - Aging, Weakness, & Patellar Luxation

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

In this week’s blog, I want to talk about ‘late onset patellar luxation’.  Now, I bet some of you are thinking, ‘late onset, what the heck is that?’  Well, have you have seen a dog that is aging or who has suffered some rear end or rear lim...
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03
Oct 2020

Two for the Price of One – Neck, Rib, and Shoulder Correlations

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

I was looking through some recent journal articles and I found a topic that caught my attention.  Essentially correlations between one finding and another finding.   The article that got me thinking was this one:
The incidence of impingement syndrome in case...
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26
Sep 2020

Education Pre-Surgery

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

This blog topic is education in two ways.  Firstly, educating your clients PRIOR to surgery about what to expect post operatively may have an impact on the function / outcome of the dogs post-operatively.  Secondly, here is something that you can do or include on your w...
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19
Sep 2020

Treating Pets with Clients Present IN CLINIC or IN HOME during Covid-19

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

Firstly, a disclaimer:  This article contains IDEAS, THOUGHTS, EXAMPLES, EXPERIENCES, and RESOURCES and compiles them into strategies for how to mitigate risk during this pandemic while trying to work in canine rehab.  As professionals, it is important to heed to t...
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12
Sep 2020

Let Them In!

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

Covid has changed everything we do.  However, during this whole crisis, my clinic has managed to stay open.  We implemented policies on the fly, changed things day by day as we learned more about the virus, stayed open, let clients come in (with masks), and are thriving...
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05
Sep 2020

IVDD in Cats' Tails

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

In this week’s blog, I just want to share a paper I found on a subject I didn’t know about!

Here’s the paper:  Magi G, Cherubini GB, Taeymans O. Sacrocaudal (sacrococcygeal) intervertebral disc protrusion in 2 cats. Can Vet J. 2018;59(4):388-392.A...
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