Category Archives: prevention

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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Pet Natural Health Day : Saturday 22nd September 2018

On Saturday 22nd September, The Pet Shed Brighton (100 Preston Drove, BN1 6EW) is hosting a Pet Natural Health Day with local specialists in various fields of animal health and well-being. On offer will be 6 x 15 minute free … Continue reading

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Seniors Sunday at St Leonards

Last New Years Eve, I was invited over to St. Leonards to help 13 year old Corkie and his Dad deal with Corkie’s newly diagnosed arthritis. Between us, we went through a special massage and exercise routine to help his … 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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It’s not just arthritis that can helped by canine physical therapy

Meet Bobby Bobby’s Mum came to meet us at the RSPCA Open Day a few weeks back. Bobby was rescued when he was 3. He had a femoral head & neck excision as a salvage procedure when rescued. His Mum … 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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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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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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