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…
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,…
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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…