Four Leg News Archives
These newsletters are printable for you to read and share amongst colleagues and staff.
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
2018: Sept-Oct: Volume 7, Issue 5
02 Sep 2018
Osteoarthritis and Rehab! What's new in the research? What validates what we do? What might not be working? Do dogs get central nervous system changes with Osteoarthritis like people? What does the literature say about osteoarthritis, laser, shockwave, regenerative medicine, acupuncture, or manual therapy? And what about biomechanical changes? Read on to learn!
2018: July-Aug: Volume 7, Issue 4
08 Jul 2018
Behaviour studies & rehab! Just a bunch of unique and interesting studies about behaviour. Can you correct poop eating? Can you get an owner to acknowledge their dog is fat? Which dogs are greater bite risks? How and how much should you exercise a reactive dog? What's up with cognitive dysfunction? Can a ketogenic diet improve ADHD in dogs? Check out these articles to learn the answers!
2018: May-June: Volume 7, Issue 3
12 May 2018
Recent and relevant rehab related canine literature - post-op TPLOs, rehab versus non-rehab, bracing for CCL-deficiency, water levels in UWT rehab, digit injuries, and phantom limb pain! Read up and learn on!!
2018: Mar-Apr: Volume 7, Issue 1
04 Mar 2018
Hot Hot Hot! These articles are all about dogs and hot weather. What you need to know. What to do. How it impacts different dogs. How best to measure internal temperatures... Check it out!
2018: Jan-Feb: Volume 7, Issue 1
07 Jan 2018
The Muscle Issue. Want to learn about muscle fibre types, differences between different breeds, what the Intercostal Muscles actually do, and more? Well your dreams have come true. Dive on in and learn about these things and more! Have fun in there!
2017: Nov-Dec: Volume 6, Issue 6
25 Nov 2017
The digital cancer & osteosarcoma issue. Cancer always needs to be in our brain as a differential diagnosis for the limping pet we see before us. This issue looks at digit cancers (of which I have seen my fair share of troubles in the toes), and osteosarcomas (another all too common cancer). Read up to familiarize yourself.
2017: Sept-Oct: Volume 6, Issue 5
17 Sep 2017
The Digit Issue! This issue is filled with toes! Most of what I could find in the literature pertained to the digital flexors and repair. I found a study of interest and a gross article just for fun as well. Dip your toes in and learn about the digits!!
2017: July-August: Volume 6, Issue 4
09 Jul 2017
THE SHOULDER ISSUE! Lots in info in here! Shockwave, Adhesive Capsulitis, Diagnostic Imaging, Exercises for ROM, Infraspinatus Contractures, and Shoulder Instabilities.
2017: May-June: Volume 6, Issue 3
14 May 2017
LASER UPDATE Issue! Laser for hair loss & wound healing! Laser for post-op and pre-op! Lasers and stem cells! Lasers for Pain! Read up and be up to date!
2017: Mar - Apr: Volume 6, Issue 2
05 Mar 2017
Welcome to the Neurology Update Edition. In this issue we'll compare intervertebral disc extrusions in Cockers vs Daxies, We'll delve into diskospondylitis. We'll look at acute noncompressive nucleus pulposus extrusion and compare it to ischemic myelopathy. And lastly a little bit on fibrocartilaginous emboli! Be prepared to think!
2017: Jan-Feb: Volume 6, Issue 1
07 Jan 2017
The EXERCISE & THE BRAIN edition! What happens when you exercise your dog before or after a 'learning' event? How does exercise impact canine brain changes in aging? This newsletter will give you an insight into these topics!
2016: Nov-Dec: Volume 5, Issue 6
30 Oct 2016
The CANNABIS edition! Medical Marijuana, Hemp, Cannabinoids, Cannabadiol! Have you wondered if it's useful? Have you wondered if it's helpful? THIS newsletter will help you to better understand the research behind cannabis.
2016: Sept-Oct: Volume 5, Issue 5
04 Sep 2016
Cool science to back up, validate, and elucidate the mechanisms of action of acupuncture, as well as a review of the evidence (what works), and a comparison between acupoints and myofascial trigger points! BIG Informative Newsletter!
2016: July-Aug: Volume 5, Issue 4
09 Jul 2016
Read this newsletter to learn more about PRP and it's use for osteoarthritis, and checkout two reviews on lumbosacral disc disease! Enjoy the learning!
2016: May-June: Volume 5, Issue 3
15 May 2016
In this newsletter, you'll learn more about Laser (superpulsed & continuous wave as well as laser & stem cells), shockwave (radial vs focused and use on hip OA), and lastly swimming and hip osteoarthritis. Dive right in and enjoy!
2016: March-April: Volume 5, Issue 2
03 Apr 2016
This newsletter is fairly interesting to me. Stem cells as they relate to neurologic issues. Some of these things I found to be absolutely fascinating (IV injections of stem cells for example)! Enjoy!
2016 Jan-Feb: Volume 5, Issue 1
02 Jan 2016
This newsletter is about Stem Cells, and in particular their use in tendinopathies and osteoarthritis. Check it out!
2015 Nov-Dec: Volume 4, Issue 6
01 Nov 2015
This newsletter is about Bell's Palsy - a condition that physiotherapy / physical therapy can play a part in treating. Read here to learn about the signs & symptoms, the current thoughts regarding etiology, treatments that are used, recommended, and/or tried for this condition in people and in dogs. Then stay tuned next week for Training Video 129 to put it all together as it would apply to your canine patient with Bell's Palsy! Enjoy!
2015 Sept - Oct: Volume 4, Issue 5
06 Sep 2015
This newsletter is the first part of a 3-part series looking at the creation of a conservative management program for (medial) patellar luxation. So in this newsletter I have compiled the information on human and dog statistics. And training videos 124, 125, & 126 will expand upon the information! Enjoy!
2015 July - Aug: Volume 4, Issue 4
20 Jul 2015
All about Elbow Enthesopathy. Say what? This somewhat uncommon condition elbow condition is worth knowing about, because it may actually be happening in a fraction of your elbow lameness patients!! So read, learn, and enjoy! :)
2015 May - June: Volume 4, Issue 3
20 Jul 2015
Just for a change... some equine research that could be applicable to canine rehab: Spinal manual therapy; Allied health therapies; Postural indicators of back pain; PRP in tendons; Regenerative medicine for tendons & ligaments; and some cartoons to keep you entertained!
2015 Mar-Apr: Volume 4, Issue 2
22 Mar 2015
READ THIS! Odd and unusual things that, as a rehab practitioner, might cross your doorstep. Arteriothrombosis / Thromboembolism... Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy... Synovial Hemangioma.
2015 Jan-Feb: Volume 4, Issue 1-B
25 Jan 2015
Shock wave and The Spine... Osteoarthritis... Neurogenic Hypertonia... Plantar Fasciitis, Other Soft Tissue Tendinopathies... Read up!!
2015 Jan-Feb: Volume 4, Issue 1-A
19 Jan 2015
Ever wondered about shock wave therapy? Should you buy one? Are you using yours correctly? What else can you be treating? This issue contains information about what shock wave is... its use on calcific tendon lesions... and even using it for fracture healing! Read up!
2014 Nov-Dec: Volume 3, Issue 6
09 Nov 2014
Don't be a VOMIT! (Victim Of Medical Imaging Technology). Human research tells us of the deleterious effects of over reliance of medical imaging technology… and vet medicine is not immune to this issue as well!
2014 Sept-Oct: Volume 3, Issue 5
14 Sep 2014
Canine athletics in the literature… with a focus on Agility.
2014 July-Aug: Volume 3, Issue 4
13 Jul 2014
This is a really special newsletter dedicated to Failures. I hope you find some some time to read and be introspective about your own failures and successes. Enjoy!
2014 May-June: Volume 3, Issue 3
03 Jul 2014
Manual therapy is a cornerstone in comprehensive physiotherapy and rehabilitation care. This newsletter contains tidbits of useful information from member submissions! Enjoy!
2014 Mar-Apr: Volume 3, Issue 2
09 Mar 2014
Cruciate reviews - Tightrope, Bone Anchor, & Meniscal viewing
2014 Jan-Feb: Volume 3, Issue 1
19 Jan 2014
Cruciate reviews - TTA surgeries and more!
2012 Mar-April: Volume 1, Issue 1
18 Dec 2013
Achilles Tendon Rupture - Identification and more
2013 Nov-Dec: Volume 2, Issue 6
10 Nov 2013
Cruciate deficiency, TPLOs, osteoarthritis, meniscal lesions, tibial translation, treadmill, and more!
2013 Sept-Oct: Volume 2, Issue 5
01 Sep 2013
Cruciate deficiency, extracapsular repairs, hamstrings, and some human rehab insight.
2013 July-Aug: Volume 2, Issue 4
08 Jul 2013
Part two - a newsletter dedicated to YOU! Great case studies, 'a-ha' moments, and advice for fellow practitioners!
2013 May-June: Volume 2, Issue 3
12 May 2013
A newsletter dedicated to YOU! Brilliant insights from fellow canine rehab practitioners in the field!
2013 March-April: Volume 2, Issue 2
04 Apr 2013
A super-useful newsletter dedicated to IVDD (and related articles) in the literature... and of course, MY take on the ’clinical relevance’ of each! Enjoy!
2013 Jan-Feb: Volume 2, Issue 1
06 Jan 2013
Current Research: Human & Animal studies and why you should care about both!
2012 Nov-Dec: Volume 1, Issue 5
04 Nov 2012
Research Reviews - and their clinical relevance
2012 Sept-Oct: Volume 1, Issue 4
03 Sep 2012
More Exercise - part 2
2012 July-Aug: Volume 1, Issue 3
11 Jul 2012
Novel exercise concepts - part 1
2012 May-June: Volume 1, Issue 2
23 May 2012
Achilles / Calcaneal Tendon surgical repair & post-operative management