Laurie's Blogs.

 

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Jun 2020

Efficacy and Safety of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

I found an article that I LOVE!  This time, it’s all about Shockwave.  I know I’ve seen a number of discussions come up in regards to shockwave units, companies, results, methods, etc., so when this article popped across my screen, I quickly downloaded it wi...
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20
Jun 2020

Just a bunch of research articles related to IVDD surgery

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

I’ve collected a number of research articles that I think the conclusion is the best part, or the only part we need to know as rehab professionals.  So here goes! 1.Upchurch DA, Renberg WC, Turner HS, McLellan JG. Effect of Duration and Onset of Clinical Signs on ...
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13
Jun 2020

Rehab after surgery for canine thoracolumbar disc herniation

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

In searching through some research articles recently, the following paper caught my eye. Jeong IS, Piao Z, Rahman MM, Kim S, Kim NS. Canine thoracolumbar intervertebral disk herniation and rehabilitation therapy after surgical decompression: A retrospective study. J Adv Vet ...
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06
Jun 2020

A Little History - Me & Animal Rehab in Canada & Beyond

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

Here’s a blog that comes from a project that we have been wanting to get started up here in Canada for our Animal Rehab Division.  For a multitude of reasons, the project has not taken off (problems with the ARD youtube channel, etc!)  Anyhow, I figured it was som...
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30
May 2020

Do a Kiruna!

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

So, here’s a blog that comes from a story told to me by a Swedish friend.  Thank you, Inger Jacobson, for inspiring this blog!   As if the Swedes couldn’t get any healthier, this story proves that they outdo us all in making physical activity a pri...
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23
May 2020

Pressure Massage versus Eccentric Exercise in Achilles Tendinopathy

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

Here’s an interesting study that I listened to a review about. https://www.themanualtherapist.com/2020/04/investigating-pressure-massage-vs.html The Paper:Stefansson SH, Brandsson S, Langberg H, Arnason A. Using Pressure Massage for Achilles Tendinopathy: A Single...
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16
May 2020

Osteoarthritis and hyperalgesia / allodynia

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

Human healthcare has been talking about hyperalgesia and allodynia for over decade now.  A multitude of studies exist that look testing for increased pain sensitivity and subsequently treatment of pain hypersensitivity.  So, it’s exciting when veterinary medicine ...
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09
May 2020

Reversing Osteoarthritis

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

This is a repurposed blog.  I wrote this for  https://caninearthritis.co.uk/, but I like it, and I've wanted to use if here for a while now.  So here it is! By Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt (Animal Physio.), CAFCI, CCRTwww.FourLeg.com www.Canine...
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02
May 2020

Systolic Blood Pressure and Pain

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

I’ve got a bit of information for you to wrap your brain around!  Here goes! I came across an abstract that discussed the uses of a non-thrust manipulation (i.e. a mobilization) for the purpose of treating mechanical neck pain.   Yung E, Oh C, Wong ...
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25
Apr 2020

Book Review - Sit. Stand. Go!

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

 For this blog post, I wanted to do a book review.  The book is entitled Sit. Stand. Go! by Kate Titus.  I came across this book because I was asked if I would read it and provide a ‘comment’ for the back cover.  My comment sums it up.  &...
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