Video Training 06: Action Planning & a Productivity Manager

18 Jul 2012
Need some motivation on your canine rehab learning / relearning path? Watch this for some tips and tools to help you focus (and get more done in a day)! AND, go to the articles area, motivation section, and print off the Productivity Manager. (Scroll upwards after pressing ’play’ to actually watch the video!)
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Motivation: Action Planning & A Productivity Manager

18 Jul 2012
Need help to organize your day to get done both the little things, and take a step towards to bigger goals? Try this handy one-day planner. It goes with Video Training #6.
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2012 July-Aug: Volume 1, Issue 3

11 Jul 2012
Novel exercise concepts - part 1
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Video Training 05: Bandaging for Medial Shoulder Instability

27 Jun 2012
Medial shoulder instability is quickly becoming a frequently recognized injury in active and athletic dogs. Treatment may or may not include surgery... but in either case, some form of support is often useful. This video shows a method for using a simple tensor bandage (ace bandage) to support the medial structures of the canine shoulder joint.
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Video Training 04: Stretching & ROM in the Musculoskeletal Assessment

11 Jun 2012
Stretching and ROM are not only tools for treatment, they can be used to aid in establishing your differential diagnosis. Follow along and learn or review the musculotendinous stretching techniques. (Scroll upwards after pressing ’play’ to watch the video.)
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Video Training 03: 2012 My Favourite Textbooks

30 May 2012
I am always asked about which textbooks I like the most - so here is the ’show and tell’ of my current favourites! (Scroll upwards after pressing ’play’ to actually watch the video!)
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2012 May-June: Volume 1, Issue 2

23 May 2012
Achilles / Calcaneal Tendon surgical repair & post-operative management
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Outcome Measures & Forms: Cincinnati Orthopedic Disability Index

21 May 2012
Printable!
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Outcome Measures & Forms: Canine Fitness Centre Measurement Form

21 May 2012
This is the objective measurement form that I use at my clinic.
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Modalities Update 2011: Part 3

21 May 2012
Update on modality usage - Hot and Cold
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Modalities Update 2011: Part 2

21 May 2012
Update on modality uses and dosaging - E-stim, TENS, Microcurrent, & PEMF
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Modalities Update 2011: Part 1

21 May 2012
Update on modality uses & dosaging - Laser and Ultrasound
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Aquatics: Just a bit more

13 May 2012
Extra aquatics considerations
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Aquatics: The Benefits of Hydrotherapy

13 May 2012
Benefits of Hydrotherapy
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Aquatics: Underwater Treadmill Therapy for Dogs

13 May 2012
Edge-Hughes LM. 2007, Underwater treadmill (UWT) therapy in dogs: Finding the evidence to create a protocol for its use. A small-scale sample literature review. The CHAP Newsletter. Summer 2007. Finding the evidence to create a protocol for it’s use.
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Canine Athlete Considerations: Training Program Design

13 May 2012
Research on training and condition for the canine athlete is not readily available, however there is much to be gained and extrapolated from horse and human research and literature. This paper will attempt to apply the available information on training and conditioning to the Greyhound Racing Dog and the Australian Sled Dog.
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Canine Athlete Considerations: Soft Tissue Injuries of the Shoulder in the Canine Athlete

13 May 2012
Soft tissue injuries are often an under-diagnosed source of canine lameness. Sporting and working dogs may be particularly at risk of suffering acute traumatic muscle strains, ligamentous sprains or chronic overuse degenerative tendinosis lesions resultant from poor healing of repetitive strain injuries. Less conditioned animals may also be at risk when performing infrequent burst activities or endurance tasks, much like the phenomenon known as weekend-warrior-syndrome in humans. Physical therapy skills and knowledge lend the ability to systematically assess, diagnose and conservatively treat soft tissue injuries in the canine patient
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Canine Athlete Considerations: Stretching and Injury Prevention

13 May 2012
Stretching is a popular prescription among health care professionals, athletic trainers and in fitness/coaching personnel, all whom have an interest in improving flexibility in both healthy and injured clientele. Stretching has been touted to enhance athletic performance, prevent musculotendinous strain injuries and reduce delayed onset muscle soreness however confusion and controversy exists over when stretching is most effective and some claims and common uses of stretching are not supported by research.
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Canine Sacroiliac Joint: Canine SIJ notes

13 May 2012
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is a term used in humans to describe pain in or around the region of the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) which is presumed to be due to misalignment, abnormal movement or insufficient stabilization of the SIJs. Dysfunctions and/or lesions affecting the canine sacroiliac joint have received little attention in veterinary research and/or clinical practice. However, the sacroiliac joint in the dog and possibly in other small animals is similar enough to that in humans to argue that sacroiliac joint lesions and dysfunctions may well be a potential source of back, pelvic and/or hind limb pain. Subsequently, similar diagnostics and treatment techniques or therapies to those used in humans may be applied to dogs.
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Canine Sacroiliac Joint: LEH Canine SIJ Case Study

13 May 2012
Solomon was an 8-year old, intact male Great Dane. He suffered a recent acute onset lameness (3-week duration) of his right hind leg following a suspected trauma of his limb being caught in a hide-a-bed / sofa-bed. The chief complaint was that Solomon was walking on the dorsum of his right foot and dragging it on ambulation when found on the morning of February 11th, 2006.
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Conservative Management of Canine CCL deficiency: Conservative Management of CCL-D paper

13 May 2012
WRITTEN ARTICLE - All practitioners involved in small animal health care are well aware of the fact that some animals are not surgical candidates, either due to age, poor health, an inadequate state of fitness, and/or because of financial constraints, or owners’ beliefs. This subset of patients deserves a chance at optimal function as much as those that are prime surgical candidates with owners willing and able to bear the financial burden of surgery.
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Conservative Management of Canine CCL deficiency: Conservative Management of CCL-D slides

13 May 2012
Handouts - SLIDES -All practitioners involved in small animal health care are well aware of the fact that some animals are not surgical candidates...
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Differential Diagnoses: The Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Region

13 May 2012
This information is intended to provide readers with the background theory and clinical reasoning skills to confidently perform a physical assessment of the lumbo-pelvic-hip region on a dog.
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Differential Diagnoses: The Cervico-Thoracic-Shoulder Region

13 May 2012
This information is intended to provide readers with the background theory and clinical reasoning skills to confidently perform a physical assessment of the cervico-thoracic-shoulder region on a dog.
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Geriatrics: Treatment of Osteoarthritis in the Literature

13 May 2012
The goals with the treatment of osteoarthritis are to relieve pain and associated muscle spasm, maintain and regain joint ROM, improve joint health, strengthen supporting muscles, address proprioceptive deficits, and advise on lifestyle modifications necessary to improve osteoarthritic joint functioning.
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Geriatrics: Exercise considerations in the geriatric canine patient

13 May 2012
There are several things that change (and/or go awry) as we age. Some of these things must be taken into consideration as we are attempting to exercise, condition or rehabilitate the geriatric canine patient.
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Geriatrics: Osteoarthritis book chapter

13 May 2012
From: Edge-Hughes L & Nicholson H. 2007, Canine treatment and rehabilitation. In: McGowan, Goff & Stubbs (eds) Animal Physiotherapy Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation of Animals. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK, pp 205 – 237.
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Geriatrics: Glucosamine for dogs

13 May 2012
Dietary supplements such as glucosamine and/or chondroitin sulfate are widely used to relieve the symptoms from osteoarthritis in both humans and animals. This report will attempt to review relevant studies on the use of glucosamine in dogs.
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Miscellaneous: Can I Learn to Critically Assess an Article

13 May 2012
I admit to having a limited understanding and appreciation for evidence-based practice (EBP) before undertaking my Masters degree. When I learned the skill to do so, I was delighted to go back to my stacks of journals (that I had never thrown out for the last couple of decades!) and re-read some of the articles with a keener awareness. I was astounded at how much I had been missing by not understanding the literature better. So, how can you learn more about literature evaluation so that you can put evidence-based practice into your clinical practice?
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Miscellaneous: CANINE QUADRICEPS CONTRACTURES

13 May 2012
Quadriceps contracture is essentially a muscular contracture and adherence to the underlying bone following a femoral fracture with or without surgical fixation, whereby the muscle become taut and adherent, resulting in a characteristic hind limb hyperextension.
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Miscellaneous: Management of the recumbent dog

13 May 2012
Prior to World War II, patients with abdominal surgeries were kept on bed rest one week or more. These patients often developed complications such as atelectasis, deep vein thrombosis, hypostatic pneumonia, pulmonary thromboembolism and a loss muscular conditioning. Through out the war attention was given to teaching effective breathing and coughing and leg exercises to maintain adequate venous return and early ambulation. Physical therapy is often overlooked early in the treatment of critically ill veterinary patients because the complications of prolonged immobility have not yet caused functional limitations.
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Miscellaneous: OBESITY IN DOGS

13 May 2012
A review of the literature on canine obesity draws parallels between risk factors, the negative impact on health, and treatment of obesity in humans and their companion pets.
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Miscellaneous: Fracture Management

13 May 2012
From: Edge-Hughes L & Nicholson H. 2007, Canine treatment and rehabilitation. In: McGowan, Goff & Stubbs (eds) Animal Physiotherapy Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation of Animals. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK, pp 205 – 237.
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Neurological Rehab: Bladder control in the neurologic patient

13 May 2012
Understand problems with urination in small animal neurological patients.
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Neurological Rehab: Canine Nerves

13 May 2012
Dermatomes, myotomes and musculoskeletal nerve supply in general. Printable as a ’cheat sheet’ for your in-clinic use!
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Neurological Rehab: The Neuro Assessment Handout

13 May 2012
This hand out goes with the webinar / video on the Neurological Assessment. Print it out and then follow along with the webinar in the Media section.
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Neurological Rehab: Conservative Treatment of IVDD

13 May 2012
Without use of advanced diagnostic technology it is difficult to ascertain the exact degree of damage in a spinal cord lesion in a dachshund with thoracolumbar (T-L) disc disease and mild to moderate deficits. However, the assumption made with chondrodystrophic breeds is that there has been a disruption of the annulus fibrosis surrounding the disc, which has allowed the extrusion of a small amount of discal material (Hansen’s type 1 IVDD).
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Neurological Rehab: DEGENERATIVE MYELOPATHY

13 May 2012
An overview of DM.
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Neurological Rehab: Neuro Exercises

13 May 2012
Just a listing of ideas to get you thinking!!
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Neurological Rehab: Summary Traction literature

13 May 2012
Conservative treatment for cervical disc disease in humans may include cervical traction, analgesic and/or anti-inflammatory medications, and physiotherapy.
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Neurological Rehab: Thoracic Spine Disc Lesions

13 May 2012
Start utilizing this technique more often and you will be surprised at how many more thoracic disc lesions you pick up!
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Neurological Rehab: Wobblers in Dogs Article

13 May 2012
Basic background and therapy prescription for ’old-dog-wobblers’.
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Protocol: Wobblers Dog Protocol

13 May 2012
A handout to give to the owners of your caudal cervical spondylomyelopathy patients
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Pain Management: PT Pain Management in Sports Medicine

13 May 2012
Canine athletes can suffer from a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries, which may impede their ability to compete in their sport until the injury is fully resolved. However, a good number of athletes may suffer from painful chronic musculoskeletal conditions that are not injuries per se, but rather conditions of overuse or aging. One such condition is osteoarthritis, which can be managed with physical therapy applications in order to improve the quality of life of the animal athlete and allow for the continuance of engaging in sporting activities.
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Pain Management: HANDOUT PT Pain Management in Sports Medicine

13 May 2012
Handout that goes with the PT Pain Management Video. Print it out and follow along!
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Post-Operative Rehab (NOT cruciates): Postoperative hip management

13 May 2012
Whether the surgical technique is a femoral head and neck excision, triple pelvic osteotomy, fracture repair, total hip replacement, or another, the therapy goals for any post-operative procedure will be to reduce pain, improve mobility, facilitate weight bearing and early return to function, regain muscle mass, improve joint stability, maintain joint flexibility, retrain proprioception, balance, coordination, and postural stability, and rebuild cardiovascular endurance. These goals can be categorized into stages of healing.
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Post-Operative Rehab (NOT cruciates): Post-operative pancarpal arthrodesis

13 May 2012
Pancarpal arthrodesis is defined as surgically induced osseous union of the carpus. Factors leading to the necessitation of a pancarpal arthrodesis are generally a severe palmar carpal sprain secondary to a hyperextension injury to that joint or a disease process. As compared to other articular surgical interventions where the rehabilitation targets the affected joint and its most proximal soft tissue structures, physiotherapy for a post operative pancarpal arthrodesis primarily targets the adjacent joints and their corresponding soft tissue structures as well as bone demineralization / osteoporosis. Additionally, focus on overall function is of great importance.
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Post-Operative Rehab (NOT cruciates): Rehab unilateral FHO

13 May 2012
A coxofemoral excision arthroplasty involves the surgical removal of the femoral head and neck. It is a salvage procedure with the goal to eliminate bone to bone contact at the hip and results in the formation of a functional pseudarthrosis (a scar tissue joint). Physical therapy should be started the day after surgery, and incorporate range of motion (ROM) into flexion, extension and abduction. Aggressive analgesic therapy may assist in early ambulation and rapid return to normal function. As well, use of therapeutic modalities can aid in pain relief and soft tissue healing and hence improved functioning.
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Sensory Integration: Sensory Integration Abstract

13 May 2012
Presented at the Third International Symposium on Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy in Veterinary Medicine, Research Triangle, North Carolina, 2004.
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Sensory Integration: Sensory Integration Paper

13 May 2012
Sensory integration is the ability to take in, sort out and connect information from the world around us. It takes place automatically as info is taken in through the senses (nerves, spinal cord and brain). It is refined and enhanced through out life by sensory experiences. It allows us to adapt to our environment and the events that come into our life.
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Teres Major: Teres Major Paper

13 May 2012
The canine shoulder apparatus is unique as compared to other canine joints and also when compared to the human shoulder. When compared to the hind limb it is interesting to note that the front limb has no boney attachment to the axial skeleton in that there is no clavicle in the canine. This factor alone means that muscular strength and co-ordination is of utmost importance to full functioning of the front limb. This is why identification and treatment of front limb muscle injuries is critically important for athletic or just high energy dogs who are most prone to injuring shoulder muscles. The teres major muscle is one that is commonly strained, often unidentified, and hence not as effectively treated as it could be in the active canine patient.
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Teres Major: Teres Major Abstract

13 May 2012
Presented at the Third International Symposium on Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy in Veterinary Medicine, Research Triangle, North Carolina, 2004.
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Working with Dogs: Canine Behaviour & Handling

13 May 2012
Dogs are popular pets in western societies and have shared their lives with humans for more than 12 000 years and pet ownership has contributed to the quality of life of the human. Dog bites however have been a recognized problem with serious health implications, both physical and emotional and immeasurable hidden costs to communities. As rehab professionals working with dogs, it is important to understand the problem of fear biting and aggression in order to work with animals and maintain personal safety.
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Working with Dogs: Occupational Health Considerations

13 May 2012
Just like the title states - these are considerations for those from outside the veterinary field to consider when working with animals. This article involves reviewing information on allergies, and specific zoonotic diseases associated with working with animal and will provide general information on personal hygiene, the use of sharps, and physical injuries.
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Dural Mobilizations: Dural Mobility Assessment

11 May 2012
Neural assessment & treatment for dural tension restrictions. Handout from slides... pictures included!
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Dural Mobilizations: Dural Mobilization

11 May 2012
The Central Nervous System, Peripheral Nervous System and Autonomic Nervous System are adjoined, continuous and constantly under some degree of tension.The connective tissue attachment and continuity of the neural structures, as well as the inherent resting tension means that movement of one body part will have an effect on the nervous system elsewhere in the body and can also restrict movement when too tight. These tissues however have the ability to adapt and a normal nervous system will allow full flexibility.
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Business of Canine Rehab: Getting Started Business Perspective & Marketing

11 May 2012
How to get started, business aspects to think about, and marketing.
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Business of Canine Rehab: The Business of Animal Rehab

11 May 2012
Edge-Hughes L. The Business of Animal Rehab. The Animal Rehab Division Newsletter. Summer 2010: pp 7 – 10.
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Outcome Measures & Forms: Canine Brief Pain Inventory

11 May 2012
Printable
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Video Training 02 - The BUSINESS of professional canine rehabilitation

09 May 2012
Now is the time to look at your canine rehab business. Have you started yet? Do you need some help there? Do you have a marketing plan? How savvy are you with your management knowledge (and this topic is extremely vast in the sorts of things you need to manage!)? Are you paying attention to client satisfaction? How can you improve your customer service? What are you doing to stay motivated and committed? Ask yourself these questions now! (Scroll upwards after pressing ’play’ to actually watch the video!)
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Video Training 01 - The PRACTICE of professional canine rehabilitation

09 May 2012
Are you doing all that you can (most of what you can, or even a little of what you can) to improve upon your canine rehab knowledge and practice? Are you staying sharp? Are you paying attention to the right things within your practice and business? What should you be focusing on in order to be a better practitioner and in order to grow your canine rehabilitation / physiotherapy business? Ask yourself these questions now! (Scroll upwards after pressing ’play’ to actually watch the video!)
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Video Training 01 - The PRACTICE of professional canine rehabilitation

09 May 2012
(Password: FreeStuff) Are you doing all that you can (most of what you can, or even a little of what you can) to improve upon your canine rehab knowledge and practice? Are you staying sharp? Are you paying attention to the right things within your practice and business? What should you be focusing on in order to be a better practitioner and in order to grow your canine rehabilitation / physiotherapy business? Ask yourself these questions now!
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Video Training 02 - The BUSINESS of professional canine rehabilitation

09 May 2012
(Password: FreeStuff) Now is the time to look at your canine rehab business. Have you started yet? Do you need some help there? Do you have a marketing plan? How savvy are you with your management knowledge (and this topic is extremely vast in the sorts of things you need to manage!)? Are you paying attention to client satisfaction? How can you improve your customer service? What are you doing to stay motivated and committed? Ask yourself these questions now!
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Training Video Document: The BUSINESS of professional canine rehabilitation

09 May 2012
Now is the time to look at your canine rehab business. Have you started yet? Do you need some help there? Do you have a marketing plan? How savvy are you with your management knowledge (and this topic is extremely vast in the sorts of things you need to manage!)? Are you paying attention to client satisfaction? How can you improve your customer service? What are you doing to stay motivated and committed? Ask yourself these questions now!
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Training Video Document: The PRACTICE of professional canine rehabilitation

09 May 2012
Are you doing all that you can (most of what you can, or even a little of what you can) to improve upon your canine rehab knowledge and practice? Are you staying sharp? Are you paying attention to the right things within your practice and business? What should you be focusing on in order to be a better practitioner and in order to grow your canine rehabilitation / physiotherapy business? Ask yourself these questions now!
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Conservative Management of CCL Deficiency

09 May 2012
All practitioners involved in small animal health care are well aware of the fact that some animals are not surgical candidates, either due to age, poor health, an inadequate state of fitness, and/or because of financial constraints, or owners’ beliefs. This subset of patients deserves a chance at optimal function as much as those that are prime surgical candidates with owners willing and able to bear the financial burden of surgery.
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Conservative Mgmt of Canine CCL-Deficiency

26 Apr 2012
All practitioners involved in small animal health care are well aware of the fact that some animals are not surgical candidates, either due to age, poor health, an inadequate state of fitness, and/or because of financial constraints, or owners’ beliefs. This subset of patients deserves a chance at optimal function as much as those that are prime surgical candidates with owners willing and able to bear the financial burden of surgery. (Scroll upwards after pressing ’play’ to actually watch the video!)
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Pain Management: PT Pain Management in Sports Medicine

16 Apr 2012
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Pain Management: PT Pain Management in Sports Medicine

16 Apr 2012
Video presentation regarding PT Pain Management in Sports Medicine. You can click the icon in the bottom of the screen to make the video full screen.Canine athletes can suffer from a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries, which may impede their ability to compete in their sport until the injury is fully resolved. However, a good number of athletes may suffer from painful chronic musculoskeletal conditions that are not injuries per se, but rather conditions of overuse or aging. One such condition is osteoarthritis, which can be managed with physical therapy applications in order to improve the quality of life of the animal athlete and allow for the continuance of engaging in sporting activities. (Scroll upwards after pressing ’play’ to actually watch the video!)
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PT Assessment 101

09 Apr 2012
Audio file of the same PT Assessment Presentation
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Differential Diagnoses: Cheat-Sheet - The Cervico-Thoracic-Shoulder Region

09 Apr 2012
Printable Cheat-Sheet to help with your diagnostic thought processing for the Cervico-Thoracic-Shoulder Region.
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Differential Diagnoses: Cheat Sheet - The Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Region

09 Apr 2012
Printable Cheat-Sheet to help with your diagnostic thought processing for the Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Region.
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PT Assessment 101: PT Assessment & Pathofunctional Diagnosis

09 Apr 2012
Often the most important part of successful rehab is the assessment and diagnosis made by the rehab therapist. Physical therapists already possess unique assessment skills, and vets trained in animal rehab should have received additional training in physical therapy assessment skills in order to augment their veterinary diagnostics and create an appropriate rehab plan. The assessment techniques, enhanced deductive reasoning, and overall examination of function are what physical therapy and physical therapists are giving to the veterinary field.
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PT Assessment 101: Physical Therapy Assessment in Vet Medicine

09 Apr 2012
Often the most important part of successful rehab is the assessment and diagnosis made by the rehab therapist. The assessment techniques, novel deductive reasoning skills, and examination of overall function are what physical therapy and physical therapists are bringing to the veterinary field. • Veterinary medicine tends to rely on what can be called a ‘patho-anatomical’ diagnosis, whereas physical therapy and human medicine to a certain extent look at what can be termed a ‘patho-functional’ assessment. Differences will be elucidated.• Weak muscles, short muscles, tight muscles, overactive muscles, joint restrictions (articular movement dysfunctions), peripheral nerve impairments, and/or pain can impact the FUNCTION of a patient.• Joint-play, end-feels, myotomes, dermatomes, resisted tests, and special tests... and how they impact your physical examination and ultimate diagnosis. (Scroll upwards after pressing ’play’ to actually watch the video!)
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PT Assessment 101: Physical Therapy Assessment in Vet Medicine

09 Apr 2012
Audio file of the same PT Assessment Presentation
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PT Assessment 101: Ortho Assessment Tick Sheet

09 Apr 2012
This assessment ’tick-sheet’ will help you to remember ALL of the things you should be doing when performing a musculoskeletal assessment.
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Outcome Measures & Forms: Neuro Exam Part 1

06 Apr 2012
Print off part 1 of the Neuro exam to guide you through your testing and thought processing for a neuro evaluation.
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Outcome Measures & Forms: NEURO Exam Part 2

06 Apr 2012
Print off part 2 of the Neuro exam to remind yourself about cranial nerves and your FUNCTIONAL assessment of the animal.
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Protocol: Post-Operative Cruciate

06 Apr 2012
Printable onto your own letterhead
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Protocol: Partial Cruciate Injury

06 Apr 2012
Printable onto your own letterhead
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Protocol: Femoral Head and Neck Excision

06 Apr 2012
Printable onto your own letterhead
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Ortho Assessment Tick Sheet

03 Apr 2012
This assessment ’tick-sheet’ will help you to remember ALL of the things you should be doing when performing a musculoskeletal assessment.
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PT Assessment & Pathofunctional Diagnosis

03 Apr 2012
Often the most important part of successful rehab is the assessment and diagnosis made by the rehab therapist. Physical therapists already possess unique assessment skills, and vets trained in animal rehab should have received additional training in physical therapy assessment skills in order to augment their veterinary diagnostics and create an appropriate rehab plan. The assessment techniques, enhanced deductive reasoning, and overall examination of function are what physical therapy and physical therapists are giving to the veterinary field.
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Physical Therapy Assessment in Vet Medicine XX

03 Apr 2012
Often the most important part of successful rehab is the assessment and diagnosis made by the rehab therapist. The assessment techniques, novel deductive reasoning skills, and examination of overall function are what physical therapy and physical therapists are bringing to the veterinary field. • Veterinary medicine tends to rely on what can be called a ‘patho-anatomical’ diagnosis, whereas physical therapy and human medicine to a certain extent look at what can be termed a ‘patho-functional’ assessment. Differences will be elucidated.• Weak muscles, short muscles, tight muscles, overactive muscles, joint restrictions (articular movement dysfunctions), peripheral nerve impairments, and/or pain can impact the FUNCTION of a patient.• Joint-play, end-feels, myotomes, dermatomes, resisted tests, and special tests... and how they impact your physical examination and ultimate diagnosis. (Scroll upwards after pressing ’play’ to actually watch the video!)
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Canine Sacroiliac: Hip and SI Disease

27 Mar 2012
L Edge-Hughes. Canine Hip and Sacroiliac Disease: Selected Disorders and their Management with Physical Therapy. Clin Tech Sm Anim Pract 22:183-194, 2007.
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Miscellaneous: Canine Cognitive Dysfunction & Dementia

27 Mar 2012
Canine dementia can go by the synonyms of senility, senile dementia, senile cerebral dysfunction, cognitive impairment or cognitive dysfunction. Research is coming closer to understanding the reasons for this disease occurrence. Use of nutrition and supplementation has been shown to be effective in both the prevention and treatment of this disease of aging. As well, physical therapy techniques that are currently applied to the human Alzheimer’s disease patient may have a role to play in the treatment or prevention of this very similar disease process in the canine.
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Outcome Measures & Forms: Modified Visual Analog Pain Scale Guidelines

27 Mar 2012
Printable too!
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Outcome Measures & Forms: Quality of Life

27 Mar 2012
Printable!
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Evidence Based Physiotherapy

26 Mar 2012
Presented at the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Convention, Calgary, Alberta, July 2010
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Physical Therapy, Physiotherapists and Animal Rehabilitation

26 Mar 2012
The field of animal health care is changing rapidly. This phenomenon is partly due to the knowledge transfer from the human health care field to the veterinary field, but also to the fact that animal owners are expecting and demanding more alternative health care options and a wider range of services for their pets.
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Rehabilitation Pyramid

26 Mar 2012
Rehabilitation pyramid (from Hertel, Deneger: A rehabilitation paradigm for restoring neuromuscular control following injury. Athl Ther Today, 3: 12 – 16; 1998)
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Survey of the Practice of Animal Physiotherapy Internationally

26 Mar 2012
Presented as an oral abstract at the 2008 Congress of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Ottawa, Ontario
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What You Should Know Before You Buy A Therapeutic Laser

26 Mar 2012
Hold onto your sunglasses! You’ve seen them in the exhibit hall at the conferences, you’ve heard about them in the lectures, you’re seeing them advertised in magazines, and maybe your colleagues are extolling their virtues.
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WHY NOT PHYSIO?

26 Mar 2012
The animal industry has always been closely akin to the human field of medicine in many aspects. Surgical and diagnostic procedures, techniques, and equipment developed for humans are swift to appear in veterinary practice shortly there after.
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The Neurological Assessment

16 Feb 2012
Learn or review how to conduct a basic neurologic assessment on a dog. Reflexes, postural reactions, basic neuro-anatomy, and critical thinking in regards to neurologic cases are discussed. (Scroll upwards after pressing ’play’ to actually watch the video!)
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