Category Archives: empowerment

“Not bad for an old boy”

It’s always encouraging to see how dogs we’ve worked with are progressing with their mobility many months later. I visited 12 year old Corkie and his Dad on New Year’s Eve 2017. At that time Corkie had recently been diagnosed … Continue reading

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Massage and canine anxiety

Sometimes it not just about the physical issues. 6 year old Jack Russell/Chihuahua cross Pippa was referred to us by behaviourist Debbie Peters Schooling 4 Dogs. For the past few months, Pippa had been exhibiting anxiety and shaking. Debbie wanted … Continue reading

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Bob’s story of his first canine massage session

Sometimes a new dog comes along and the therapy session follows the textbook. In fact, I think Bob wrote the textbook. Bob is a young Collie with occasional rear leg issues. He is part of Sarah’s group of dog friends … Continue reading

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Extra benefits of canine physical therapy

All canine physical therapists have their list of massage benefits. Benefits such as improving mobility and gait, stimulation of the healing process, assisting pain relief and discomfort from stiffness, helping restore muscle tone and so much more. These are the … Continue reading

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Home Visits

Most of the dogs we see, we visit and treat at their own home. If the dog has a mobility issue or is uncomfortable, we don’t want to add to any distress by jiggling around on a car travelling. It … Continue reading

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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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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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Carpets to help your dog – go bright, walk safe

“Apologies for all the mats and rugs Les” said Oscar’s Mum when I visited. Apologies? Oh no…….she deserved an AchyPaw Good Mum medal. She said that the wood flooring in her house didn’t help with Oscar’s mobility. She found he … 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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