Choosing a New Vet in Town

Choosing a New Vet in Town

Moving is hard.  Finding your trusted service providers in your new area is harder!  With your veterinary team there is trust there -- you’ve been THROUGH STUFF together, you’ve cried together, made tough decisions together, laughed at puppy and kitten antics...

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Manual therapies | The mainstay of physical therapy

Manual therapies | The mainstay of physical therapy

Yes, we have lots of neat gadgets with red lights and beeping noises we can use to rehabilitate your pet. And yes, they will help, but the mainstay of physical therapy is simple and easy. It is manual therapies: how the practitioner moves your pet’s tissues. And the...

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Methods of Electostimulation Helpful For Pets

Methods of Electostimulation Helpful For Pets

What is electrostimulation for pets? Electrostimulation is using an electrical impulse to a nerve within a muscle to help decrease pain, increase muscle strength, or both.Hang on a minute…..I’m picturing Frankenstein stuff….. When delivered appropriately and with...

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Athletic Conditioning for Dogs in Portland, Oregon

Athletic Conditioning for Dogs in Portland, Oregon

Improve Your Sport, Protect Your Dog For canine athletes, whether agility, fly ball, disc dog, earth dog, dock diving, sled dog racing or any other canine sport, rehabilitation techniques and equipment can improve your dog’s longevity and performance in its sport....

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Therapeutic laser

Therapeutic laser

When I hear therapeutic laser, I tend to think of the thing that Dr. McCoy had on Star Trek that told him what was wrong and magically repaired it. While we’re not quite there yet in veterinary medicine, the therapeutic laser is becoming a pillar of care in...

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Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

An essential (and often overlooked) component of canine rehabilitation and conditioningWhat is physiotherapy? Physiotherapy is a term that encompasses any exercises we do with your pet that does not involve something mechanical. Stretching, ball work, strengthening...

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Therapeutic Ultrasound in Animal Physical Therapy

Therapeutic Ultrasound in Animal Physical Therapy

Isn’t ultrasound a way to look inside the body? How is it therapeutic? It’s both. Ultrasound, by definition, is a oscillating sound wave that is above the range the we can hear. For diagnosis (i.e. looking inside the body) – the machine is measuring what comes back to...

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