Ouch…it hurts, now what?

By Cathryn Adolph, LVT, CCRP, CCFT

Remi enjoys her ultrasound treatment along her back.

At Pawsitive Steps we discuss pain a lot.  Controlling pain is the foundation of rehabilitation for all of our patients.  Without pain control, we cannot expect good form & function.  After we identify pain in a pet, we have to decide what to do with that information. 

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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.