Initial Evaluations -Neurologic

by Angelia Oliverei LVT, CVMRT and Cathryn Adolph, LVT, CCRP

Testing the patellar reflex

In the second installment in our Initial Examination Blog series, we look at the neurologic portion of our evaluation.  Much like our orthopedic exam, we start by looking at your pet’s posture, gait, and muscles, but from a completely different perspective.  We also evaluate your pet’s reflexes, nerve reactions and check for appropriate responses to different stimuli. 

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Rehabilitation Evaluations- Orthopedic

By Cathryn Adolph, LVT, CCRP, CCFT

Limb measurements (aka muscle mass) measurements are taken during an initial evaluation.

Our rehabilitation evaluations involve an extensive physical examination designed to assess your pet from an orthopedic, muscular and neurological standpoint. We do this by assessing your pet’s posture, gait, joints, reflexes, and muscles (soft tissue).  This evaluation is quite comprehensive, so we will be covering it in detail over the next several entries. Today we will cover how we evaluate your pet orthopedically.

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