Category Archives: empowerment

Multimodal workshops

We gave the first delivery of a new AchyPaw workshop given in collaboration with Karen Lippett of Help4Paws. The attendees had spent the morning learning about animal communication with Karen – a Reiki practitioner and animal communicator for animals & … Continue reading

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It’s all about the intention.

Lexi is a 6 year old Portuguese Podengo cross with long legs rescued by Karen from Helping Paws and has been living for the past 3 years in her Forever Home with her new Mum and Dad. She has never … Continue reading

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No reason…just because

Most therapists – canine and human – have a list of conditions on their webpage of issues which they believe would benefit from manual therapy. Classics things you’ll find listed include: slowing down, unsteady gait, limping, difficulty getting up, arthritis … Continue reading

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More mobility adaptations making life easier for your dog

Some weeks back I put up a post and pictures of our revamped steps around the house to help with Sarah’s changing mobility needs. New carpeted surfaces with more traction. Longer ramps with less of an uphill climb. Rubber surfaces … Continue reading

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Massage Diva

Charley’s Mum recently put up this post of their new nightly therapy routine “This is how Charley has his massage now Uncle Les …. candles lit, nightlights on, Coronation Street on. What a Massage Diva!!” #sorrynotsorry

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Making continual adaptations for a degenerative disease

Chris has been gluing and stapling and sawing. Sarah’s back paws are starting to drag now and again which catches her rear legs and can cause a stumble. Although our house is already senior-proofed we took another look round at … Continue reading

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Prevention rather than cure – or – Make hindsight your foresight

When we treat, we also teach, educate and empower. Sharing the skills of how to help a dog with their Mum or Dad is an integral part of each and every visit. How to start with massage and exercise and … Continue reading

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Enrichment with your dog doesn’t have to be physical activity : Charley’s story

“It’s so lovely….it’s not just about the fact that I’m helping Charley but it’s about the time we spend together”. We first met Charley and his Mum in February when she put up a desperate plea for help on the … Continue reading

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Listen to Your Dog

Jack’s Mum calls him Magical Jack (well, that’s one of the names he is known by) but I think he should be Lucky Jack. I first visited Jack in November last year when his Mum gave me a list of … Continue reading

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Adapting the Adaptations

Whenever we visit a dog, we see if there are any simple adaptations that can be made to their house to help with their daily mobility. Things like rugs, mats or carpets over slippy floors. A raised food bowl so … Continue reading

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