Helpful Info For Various Injuries

physical therapy dog

Is Your Pet in Pain?

In our first appointment we ask clients whether they think their dog or cat is in pain. Often, the client answers no or unsure. However, our exam findings often show…
Dog herniated disc

Intervertebral Disc Disease

What is intervertebral disc disease? Intervertebral discs are the discs that sit between vertebrae of the spine. They act as a shock absorber and cushion between the spine segments. They…
medial patellar luxation cat

Medial Luxating Patellas

What is a medial patellar luxation?    Medial patellar luxation (MPL) is a condition where the patella (kneecap) does not stay in the groove of the knee. It can occur…
Elbow OA

Elbow Dysplasia

What Is Elbow Dysplasia? Elbow dysplasia is a congenital condition that starts in puppies and progresses into elbow arthritis as the dog ages. The elbow is a very complicated joint…
Hip

Hip Dysplasia and Arthritis

What Is Hip Dysplasia? Hip dysplasia is an abnormal development of the hip joint that usually occurs bilaterally. It is most commonly seen in large and medium breed dogs. Although,…
FCE- dog stroke

Fibrocartilagenous Embolism

What is a fibrocartilaginous embolism? A fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE) occurs when fibrocartilage from a nearby intervertebral disc makes its way into the bloodstream. This fibrocartilage then lodges in a blood…
shoulder injury

Shoulder Tendinopathy

What is a supraspinatus/biceps tendinopathy?   The supraspinatus is a muscle that sits on the top of the scapula and travels down to attach on the top of the humerus.…
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Achilles Tendinopathies

What is an Achilles Tendinopathy? The canine achilles tendon is comprised of 5 different muscles, whose tendons come together at the calcaneus of the tarsus (ankle). These muscles are the…
Iliopsoas strain

Iliopsoas Strain

What is the Iliopsoas muscle? The iliopsoas muscle is the combination of the iliacus muscle and the psoas major muscle. The iliacus muscle originates from the ventral surface of the…
Shockwave therapy

Shockwave Therapy

Radial and Piezoelectric Shockwave therapy Shockwave has been used for decades in human medicine. It is used quite frequently in Europe, Asia, and Canada and is now starting to gain…