Alternative vs. Complimentary Modalities/Medicine and Choice of Modality

Complimentary vs. Alternative Medicine This definition is taken from Medline Plus (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/complementaryandintegrativemedicine.html): “Complementary medicine is used together with mainstream medical care. An example is using acupuncture to help with side effects of cancer treatment. When health care providers and facilities offer both types of care, it is called integrative medicine. Alternative medicine is used instead…

Pain and the Rehabilitation Veterinarian

As a rehabilitation veterinarian, I am frequently sought out (by clients, and vets) to help manage pain from a variety of conditions.  Physical modalities, including some of the ‘toys’ of rehab can certainly help, including (just to name a few examples, and a few of their benefits):  -Manual therapy (help restore function, manage joint and…

Part 1. Canine Shoulder Rehab Perspectives – Agility

Having examined many agility dogs, I’ve truly come to appreciate the structure of the canine front limb assembly (specifically the shoulder), and the dysfunction that might occur at this location in agility dogs due to breed and genetics, existing injury, or simply the stress and strain imposed upon these structures from competition and training. I’ve…