Canine Physiotherapy Articles

08.10.2017

Animal Therapy Articles

 

SmartPaws physiotherapy in conjunction with other leading canine therapy practitioners, regularly writes articles for the national publication Animal Therapy magazine.

 

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Compensatory Muscular Issues of the Canine Back

 

Animals can mask pain or discomfort by altering their posture and gait. From the perspective of a rehabilitation and strengthening team this is a critical point. If not treated in a timely manner issues such as this can lead to compensatory injury factors.
 

Alan Gardner PgD A. Phys, MDip, DipMgmt, IAAT, ASSVAP
Bobbie Lyons CCFT, FP-MTI, Cert CF
Niki Warren RVN CertVNECC MCAM

 

Canine Groin Muscles Rehabilitation

 

STRAINS of the canine groin muscles are often caused by over-stretching. A principle for the mechanism could be that under eccentric contraction, the muscles are engaged at the end of their range during high speed twisting and turning coupled with the quick deceleration involved in canine sports.

Alan Gardner PgD A. Phys, MDip, DipMgmt, IAAT, ASSVAP
Bobbie Lyons CCFT, FP-MTI, Cert CF

 

Shoulder Joint and Muscles Rehabilitation and Strengthening

 

The canine shoulder joint is an intricate network of over 25 interlinked muscles designed to withstand large forces, provide extraordinary mobility and maintain forelimb stability and control. Taking these factors into account, it is not surprising that various authors report that injuries (to the shoulder) are not uncommon for performance dogs.

Alan Gardner PgD A. Phys, MDip, DipMgmt, IAAT, ASSVAP
Bobbie Lyons CCFT, FP-MTI, Cert CF