Category Archives: conditioning

The strength of dogs is awesome

Rufus is a 5 year Miniature Dachshund who I started to visit in 2016. He had a back issue presenting with recurring limping of front leg. This all stemmed from an injury when he was 1 with someone treading on … Continue reading

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Two IAAT CPD accredited & promoted workshops for 2018 “Supporting your dog to reach their full potential through every stage of their life”

Cathie Forbes (Southdowns Canine Massage) and Dr Les Ellam (AchyPaw Canine Physical Therapy) have combined their knowledge to design a series of workshops which have been accredited and promoted by the IAAT (International Association of Animal Therapists). We are both … Continue reading

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Dogs never forget….

Many years ago, we designed and delivered a workshop for 5 Guide dogs and their owners. I saw Zara a couple of times afterwards. When I was a doing a local show I spotted Zara and her Mum some way … Continue reading

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Pole dancing to aid canine mobility – as demonstrated by Smiley Riley

Sometimes, the ‘Memories’ thingummy in Facebook raises a smile. Apparently it was a year ago today that Smiley Riley’s Mum, Alison, went home with our ‘walking over poles’ exercises to help Riley raise his feet. Like the carpet post – … Continue reading

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Prevention and Maintenance

Golden Doodles Ronnie & Roo are brothers from the same father and different litter. I worked with Ronnie last year. Since then his Mum has adopted Tripawd Roo. Roo has been a Tripawd since birth so doesn’t know any different. … Continue reading

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Every dog is individual so their treatment plans should be individual too

“How often will you need to visit my dog?” is a question we often receive in an initial enquiry. The answer is – we simply don’t know until we’ve met you and your dog. Each dog is different. Each has … Continue reading

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Brighton Retired Greyhound Trust Dog Show 2018

On the hottest early bank Holiday Monday in decades, we attended the BRGT dog show.. We met loads of handsome and beautiful hounds of all breeds. Many came and took shelter in the AchyPaw gazebo and took advantage of our … Continue reading

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Canine Partners – working with the charity

We were invited by Canine Partners to deliver a special canine massage workshop with the specific aim of promoting relaxation. The UK charity train assistance dogs to meet the needs of individuals with physical disabilities. Their dogs will need some … Continue reading

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Benefits of canine physical therapy – a case study

We know that massage & physical therapy work (otherwise we wouldn’t be doing it) but some folk still need convincing. Here is Coco who clearly shows how just a couple of treatment session plus homework from her Mum, helped her … Continue reading

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Warm up your dog to The Locomotion

Well…..there’s a first When we got to the Park this morning at 7:00, the temperature was below zero and it was very frosty. So, after getting the dogs out of the back of the car, we did our Locomotion routine … Continue reading

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