Category Archives: injury prevention

When two become one

Whoopi Rose Monkey may only be 1 year old, but she’s a veteran at massage already. Not so much with her, but by watching her brother Harry receive his regular sessions from Chris. During each session, she’ll be receiving the … Continue reading

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It helps when the whole family is involved

Ted is very well named as he is like a big cuddly bear. He is an almost 8 year old Akita Collie cross who was diagnosed with bilateral cruciate issues which his Mum hopes to treat conservatively. Their first method … 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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Runners and carpets and mats

Jessica Jayne is an 8 year old Collie / German Shepherd cross. When she was 3 she had an X-Ray on her shoulders to detect why she was showing sign of lameness but no issues were found. She still has … Continue reading

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Mixing and matching therapies

A successful competing athlete will almost certainly have a team of therapists behind them – physio, massage, laser etc – and probably will train in a variety of ways. This will ensure their whole body is fit and primed and … 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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Directing the therapy session

Many dogs that we work with are ‘back seat drivers’ – telling us which bits they need help with that day. Sometimes the communication is vocal with sighs and purrs. Sometimes it is by a look with their eyes. And … Continue reading

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Starting canine massage early

A frequent misconception we hear and read is that massage therapy is only necessary for a dog when mobility issues appear. In fact, it is equally appropriate to start manual therapy before these issues appear. Dogs are putting their bodies … Continue reading

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Is age important when deciding to start canine physical therapy?

Some people suggest that massage is only beneficial for senior dogs or canine athletes. The workshops Cathie and I designed recently, focussed on ways that manual therapy, exercises and knowledge can help influence the way that development progresses – from … Continue reading

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“Getting it right from the start”

Following on from the Senior Dog Massage & Health Day, Cathie & I are delivering the second in our series of practical canine workshops at the end of this month. This one focusses on the younger dog and how to … Continue reading

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