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Ortho-Iliopsoas Strain

Owners noted Casey to be lame shortly after some Frisbee play, in November, of which this had not gone away. Took first to see rDVM and then to SNH Veterinary Referral Hospital  where the Veterinarians diagnosis: Iliopsoas strain of right hind leg...

Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) with partial paralysis
Star’s back went “down” in December 2011 for no apparent reason. The owner noticed Star was not able to use her back legs and was dragging her limbs behind.  She took her to Mass Vet Referral Hospital in Woburn, MA, where the surgeon found she had “a mass of calcium on her back”...

Feline Stroke and Cardiac Patient

Bill was referred to PT following a “stroke” (December 2011) caused by a blood clot in a vein that blocks circulation to both hind legs (the aortic vein). He had saddle thrombosis. After his emergency treatment and stabilization, his cardiologist referred him to PT to try to regain function in his hind legs...

Zoe gets back on the couch!

A customers’s perspective on Physical Therapy for their German Shepherd, Zoe, living in Brookline, NH

Tibial Tuberosity Advancement for CCL tear

Casper was referred for progressive limping, exam revealed Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) tear of right stifle. TTA intervention done surgically followed by home rest for 2 wks  then started PT....

Open Wound Chronicity to Peripheral Nerve Damage

When Sunny was a puppy he fell asleep under a worker’s trunk at the farm. The driver did not realize the dog was there, when he left he ran over the dog’s right forelimb. Initially the dog’s limb knuckled over. Owner took dog to local veterinarian who said the dog had a received a peripheral nerve palsy (radial nerve), and gave the owner a poor prognosis. Owner approached Jennifer about her dog’s chronic open wound....

Dachshund Spinal Cord Injury

Dachshunds and other short‐legged, long-backed, chondrodystrophic dogs are prone to suffering spinal cord injuries caused by intervertebral disc disease. Click on the Dachshund to the right to read the full article

German Shepard Metatarsal 
Pad Wound
The injury caused him to walk on the rear of his paw instead of on his toes. In turn, this “flat footed” stance caused an abrasion leading to an open wound on the metatarsal pad.  He was reluctant to stand......
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