Learning Area

Learn and have fun with your dog!

A mixture of content covering a variety of topics.

  • I believe in taking a holistic approach when treating your dog so have chosen content which aligns with my work.

    • Looking at a dog's entire body and not just the area of concern.  

    • Addressing physical and well being needs. 

  • This content complements and does not replace physiotherapy.

  • Some content has been created by other canine professionals, highly regarded and qualified in their fields. 

    • If you're not sure if this is applicable for your dog, please contact me and I'm happy to discuss. 

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Online Webinar/eBook/Mini Courses

 

Introduction to TTouch Body Work - Learn At Home with Your Dog

I love integrating TTouch into my therapy sessions and it works wonders on our reactive boy Baxter.  Here's your chance to learn form the very best!  Sarah Fisher and Janet Findlay are some of the UK's highly regarded and best TTouch practitioners who lecture all over the world.

Learn the Power of Touch On Your Dog

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An Owners Guide - Help Your Dog with Osteoarthritis - Lifestyle Management eBook

This ebook is designed to help educate owners with bitesize chunks of evidence based information to help them understand what osteoarthritis is and - in addition to advice from their vet - what lifestyle management decisions they can make to help their dogs feel and move better.

 

Most are free to implement and many have instant benefits is the kind of advice I always give to owners when I first start treating their dogs.  

Untreated arthritis can be a painful condition that can affect young, as well as older dogs. But age isn't a disease, and just because your dog is getting old, or starting to slow down, it doesn't mean they need to suffer or miss out. By making small, and often free, lifestyle adjustments you can ensure your dog is still able to enjoy a good quality of life.  

Learn How You Can Help Your Dog

Arthritis eBook

 

Help Identify, Slow Progression & Manage Osteoarthritis in Dogs Webinar

This webinar is open to all, not just for those who's dog had been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis

  • During this one hour webinar you will learn:

  • What is osteoarthritis

  • What are the causes and signs

  • What lifestyle adjustments can you make to help slow progression and manage the condition

Untreated arthritis can be a painful condition that can affect young, as well as older dogs. But age isn't a disease, and just because your dog is getting old, or starting to slow down, it doesn't mean they need to suffer or miss out.  By making small, and often free, lifestyle adjustments you can ensure your dog is still able to enjoy a good quality of life.

Watch On Demand

 
Therapeutic Exercises

Pole Work/Cavaletti

I often suggest this exercise to clients as it is great for so many things. Why?

 

It improves

👉🏻 range of motion (how much the joint moves)
👉🏻 limb loading
👉🏻 proprioception & balance
👉🏻 activating limb, core and back muscles

 

😃 Have the poles flat on the ground, (check with your physio before raising the level to no higher than hock height).  You can put in a straight line or then change the distance and layout.

 

🚶‍♀️ Do at walking pace, which avoids cheating by running or jumping over them. And of course not walking around them ...... 😂

👌🏻 A great way of getting your dog moving & can be done inside the house (non slip flooring) or in the garden.

 

Be creative with what you use as poles. Brooms, old bits of pipe,  etc!

😂 Think Baxter & I need to improve our form!  But the most important thing is to have FUN!

Sit to Stand

Asking your dog to sit for his food, or before you cross the road can help build strength in their back legs. 🦵

 

🦵 Ask your dog to sit - ideally you want their legs tucked close to their body.

🦵 Look to see if either of the legs are falling away from the body. They should be sitting evenly. Are they leaning to one side?

🦵 The idea is for the front legs to stay where they are and they only use the back legs to push up into the stand position.

🧐 Watch Baxter ........ What do you notice?

🧐 He makes it a bit easier, by moving his front legs forwards very slightly as his back legs come up. And he steps his back legs outwards.

Quick Disclaimer - not suggested if your dog has any kind of injury or recovering from surgery on their back legs. If you're not sure, get in touch.

Enrichment

Would you like to discuss how PhysioMyDog Can Help Your Dog?

 

More information on the benefits of enrichment and be found here.