Laurie's Blogs.

 

21
Sep 2019

Developing Rapport With Referring Veterinarians

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

 There’s no question about it, getting started in canine rehab is tough.  You can’t assume that by just hanging up your sign and announcing that you’re open for business, that people will come or vets will refer.  I watched a great podcast on this...
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14
Sep 2019

Why can't it be fun?

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

I’ve got a thought concept for you. It’s incredibly simple, but incredibly profound as well.  I found it as a blog on:  https://www.bettermovement.org/blog/2019/why-some-movements-are-incredibly-fun and I thought it was a perfect fit for canine rehab as...
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07
Sep 2019

What not to say to clients!

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

I found a really great blog post.  It was called 5 things you should never say to a patient.  The information is immediately applicable to those of us working with animals as well.  Let’s dive in. 1.“The biceps tendon originates from the supragleno...
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31
Aug 2019

Guest Blog - Active Hip Extension Exercises

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

Thank you to Chris Warner, CVT from Canine Rehabilitation & Conditioning Group based in Broomfield, Colorado for this blog submission!Great tip!!!   ...
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24
Aug 2019

The Pain Dilemma!

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

Have you had a surgery lately, or been to the emergency department or into hospital for anything pain-related?  Well, things have changed a bit.  At least here in Canada, health practitioners are taking the ‘opioid crisis’ seriously.  To the point that ...
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17
Aug 2019

No more monkeys jumping on the bed!!!

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

Remember that rhyme?  If not, here’s a link to a YouTube video that will undoubtedly get stuck in your head!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0NHrFNZWh0 So, where am I going with this?  Well, it begins with a story that comes from a client of mine....
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10
Aug 2019

Chronic Pain, Osteoarthritis, Neurologic Healing and more…

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

I’m going to share a secret.  And to be honest, more people are doing this than they admit.   I sleep alone!  There it’s out in the open.  Yes, I still have a husband, and yes, we still share a bed from time to time (wink, wink, nudge, nu...
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03
Aug 2019

Joint Arthroscopy - Yes or No?

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

I anticipate that this could be a very controversial blog.  My saving grace is that I’m just the messenger… so, Don’t Shoot!!! I was directed to a paper thanks to another blog post.  The paper in question:  https://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/35...
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27
Jul 2019

Icing after a knee surgery

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

This is going to be an easy blog for me.  Honestly, I’m just going to redirect and cut and paste from elsewhere.  Here we go! So, in December of 2018, Game Ready, a company that manufactures and distributes continuous passive cooling & compression devices...
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20
Jul 2019

Amazing Laser & an IVDD Case

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

This blog is about a recent case I treated that did amazingly well with (in part… or maybe in whole) to the credit of laser therapy.  Let’s dive in. The patient at hand is the cutest little miniature short haired dachshund.  So, you can guess, that the...
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