Laurie's Blogs.

 

14
Oct 2012

Why do so many canine rehab businesses fail?

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

This is an interesting question asked of me recently – and I think it comes down to several factors in my opinion. Firstly, it is likely relevant to realize that the majority (80%) of businesses fail within their first year of existence!  Why?  Business experts ...
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08
Oct 2012

My Week in Review

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

So I’d like to start off by stating my amazement that I receive NO e-mails n response to my ‘Relationship Marketing’ blog last week!  Zero, Nada, Zip!  Well, either I really missed my mark on that one (i.e. you don’t want marketing tips) OR, I&rs...
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01
Oct 2012

The Evolution of Relationship Marketing

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

Relationship marketing refers to all marketing activities directed toward establishing, developing, and maintaining successful relational exchanges.  Papers that describe and engage in the study of relationship marketing seem to have roots in the early 1990s.  The term ...
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23
Sep 2012

Dachshund with Kyphosis

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

Question:Hi Laurie, I have a question – how to prevent kyphosis?Phoebe 10yrs old dachshund, spayed, weight 14.8lbs. She had trouble with her back on and off for a few years. 7/20/2012 -  Para paresis rear legs with complete CP deficits rear legs and pain on palpat...
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17
Sep 2012

Hot, Cold & Laser...

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

Question – Is it important when using a laser that the patient is not warmed up?  I know in my course-work, I was taught that ice increases the effectiveness of the laser.  I have always tried to laser first before I do anything.  Now that I have an assistant...
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10
Sep 2012

Leap of Faith

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

Have you ever had the feeling that you were meant to do something, to take action, to make a change… Something specific to you!  It’s a feeling that just takes over, but it would be a huge shift.  A huge change in your life.  A leap of faith! I&rs...
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03
Sep 2012

Fitness Testing - For Dogs!!

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

This blog contains a couple of reviews of articles as found in the Sept-Oct 2012 Four Leg Newsletter.  There really hasn’t been much done with dogs in regards to clinical fitness testing... so these two articles really fascinate me... and get me thinking!-----------Swi...
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28
Aug 2012

Acute Neck Pain

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

Question:Hi Laurie,I hope you don’t mind me asking you a question directly about a case. But it is my own little dog so I was hoping for some treatment technique ideas. I have a sub 4-pound Chihuahua who has a very painful neck. This has happened before and took about 6 mon...
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19
Aug 2012

Spondylosis Pontifications

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

Hi Laurie, I am loving the website!  It is just exactly what I need to continue my education in rehab.  Thanks! Question #1Listening to one of your lectures- you were saying that decreased movement in the lumbar vertebrae might make you suspect spondylosis, an...
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12
Aug 2012

About My Summer so far!

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

So, this tardy little blog is simply about what is going on in my life!  I don’t journal, I don’t go out drinking with friends… so you folks are it!  You’ll have to ‘listen’ to it all – or click away now!   I am swamp...
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