Helpful Info For Various Injuries

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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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…
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5 Signs Your Dog is in Pain

Dogs, just like humans, experience pain. This can be a result of joint pain, muscle pain or soreness, pain from an injury or trauma, overuse, disease, or a host of…
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5 Ways to Help Your Dog with Arthritis

Osteoarthritis—or more commonly, arthritis—is a degenerative joint disease characterized by the loss of protective cartilage in the joints resulting in exposed bone. This exposed bone causes inflammation and joint pain.…
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Flyball

By Dr. Erica Kirsch Recently I attended a local flyball tournament. If you don’t know what flyball is, I highly recommend checking out this video which shows the world record…
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The Benefits of Manual Therapy

By Dr. Erica Kirsch A large part of our practice on animals involves manual therapy. We have had a lot of success using these techniques to decrease pain and improve…
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The Benefits of Kinesiotape

By Dr. Erica Kirsch Kinesiotape is a specific type of tape. It was first created in the late 1970’s by a Japanese chiropractor names Kenzo Kase. His original philosophy was…

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