When Your Thoughts Become Gremlins
If we feed and nurture negative thoughts, they multiply in ways that can turn our lives upside down, causing negativity, depression, to rule our lives.
The Dunning-Kruger Effect
A cognitive bias stating that the less we know, the more confident we are. It gives new meaning to the saying, “A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing.”
STRESS: The Downside of the Professional Carer
Stress comes in many forms, and can have a detrimental effect on our health and ability to perform our work as vet rehab therapists.
The Background Work that Sets Us Free
The air is cool and quiet. The only sounds are the birds singing and Mimzy, curled next to me, taking her morning bath. I’ve slept eight hours and should feel rested and ready for an energising spring hike, but instead I feel anxious and sad. I’ve learned not to be hard on myself when I don’t feel the way I think I should. Instead, I let Anxious and Sad get out of bed with me.
8 Ways to Prevent Dogs from Slipping on Floors
Dogs gain traction through their nails and their paw pads. Some of the strategies to prevent slipping involve increasing traction through either the nails, paw pads, or both.
Mastering Equine Lameness Indicators for Vet Rehab Therapists
Changes in gait and movement symmetry are generally connected to pain and lameness in the equine athlete. Differentiating between mechanical and painful movement adaptations is essential for Vet Rehab Therapists.
What It Takes To Be A Successful Vetrehabber
When it comes to being a successful Vetrehabber, or successful at anything in life, we need to be prepared to continue forward through the successes and failures that come our way. Megan Spargo says that life is supposed to be hard 50% of the time, and that with this...
Do you Have the Confidence to be Effective as a Vetrehabber?
When we lack confidence in ourselves and in our abilities, we are less effective as Vetrehabbers, or veterinary rehabilitation therapists. We don’t communicate well with our clients, our patients are not as responsive to our treatments, and we are less likely to step...
The Best Software for Vet Rehab Therapists
There are 5 software applications that we recommend for Vet Rehab Therapists. We discuss how to know which application is the best for your practice.
Putting a Number on Pain: Quantifying and Recognising Pain in Equine Rehabilitation
With research allowing us to identify specific pain behaviours, we can now use composite pain scales in equines to quantify and monitor pain in rehab patients.
Making the Most of Cannabis in Veterinary Rehabilitation
Cannabis contains a multitude of cannabinoids making it a valuable substance in the treatment of painful conditions seen in veterinary rehabilitation patients.
Supraspinatus and Biceps Tendinopathies in Dogs: What Does the Evidence Say?
Supraspinatus and biceps tendinopathies are pathologies of the tendons of the shoulder in dogs. They usually occur in active, large dogs as chronic injuries.
The Equine Thoracic Sling
The Equine Thoracic sling forms the connection between the forelimbs and the body. Nestled between the forelimb and the rib cage, the brachial plexus lies protected. The integrity and function of the thoracic sling is essential to the function of the entire body. Restrictions or dysfunction of this area can restrict the nerves of the brachial plexus, restrict range of motion of the forelimbs as well as the hindlimbs, and cause imbalance throughout the body.
Arthrogenic Muscle Inhibition for the Vet Rehab Therapist
Arthrogenic muscle inhibition (AMI) occurs following a joint injury or orthopedic condition, and results in inhibited muscle function and activation. If left untreated, it can be a major limiting factor in the success of a rehabilitation programme.
Stance and Dynamic Evaluation, Objectivity and Assessment in Canine Rehabilitation
The addition of objective measures in the evaluation of stance, posture and gait in the canine patient are essential to effective canine rehabilitation.
The Equine Water Treadmill: What is the Evidence?
With the popularity and availability of the equine water treadmill growing globally, it is worth taking a moment to look at the research available for this modality.
How Hydrotherapy Can Help your Dog with Elbow Dysplasia
Canine Elbow Dysplasia is a degenerative condition affecting dogs of all ages. Hydrotherapy is a valuable tool in managing this condition throughout life.
Guidelines for Treating Canine Arthritis Through the Stages of Progression
Canine arthritis can be divided into four stages. Treatment interventions for each stage can include owner education, rehabilitation, NSAIDs…
Equine Laminitis and the Vet Rehab Therapist
Vetrehabbers can play a role in reducing pain, supporting posture and weight distribution, and reducing compensatory dysfunction, together with the veterinarian and farrier.
When We Are Faced With the Unknown: Clinical Reasoning of an Equine Shoulder Pathology
When it comes to cases that are out of the ordinary and present with clinical signs that are unknown, we can be challenged identify a pathoanatomical diagnosis