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Why I became a canine physiotherapist

Roonie the reason I became a canine physiotherapist by Michelle Monk

Human Physiotherapy to Canine Physiotherapy Over 20 years ago I started my physio journey as a human physio because I wanted to help people to have a better quality of life and mobility. Having always had a huge love for dogs, it was a natural progression to shift my skills over to animals. In 2004…

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Can I slow my pets aging process?

Blog post by Michelle Monk of Dogs in Motion about can I slow my pets aging process

Human Physiotherapy to Canine Physiotherapy Over 20 years ago I started my physio journey as a human physio because I wanted to help people to have a better quality of life and mobility. Having always had a huge love for dogs, it was a natural progression to shift my skills over to animals. In 2004…

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The Correct Way to Exercise a Mature Dog

dogs in motion blog on how to exercise a mature dog by Michelle Monk

Do you have an older dog? Have you noticed changes in their mobility? This is common, just like it is with us when we age. Muscles can weaken and become less flexible, joints can get stiffer and sorer. These changes may progress slowly – you may just feel like your dog is slowing down- but…

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How do I choose the correct harness for my dog?

Dogs in Motion article about Choosing the Correct Harness for your Dog by Michelle Monk

This is a question we get asked at least once per day at the Dogs In Motion clinic. Choosing a harness that suits you and your dog is no mean feat! There are different harnesses for different purposes- and some suit some dogs and their owners better than others. Most of the harnesses we recommend…

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Wheelchairs for Dogs: When should you consider one?

Dogs in Motion article about Wheelchairs for Dogs: When should you consider one? by Michelle Monk

  Wheelchairs for dogs have really improved in recent years and there are many more brands to choose from now. These can be a great addition to your dog’s recovery from surgery or injury; for some dogs whose rear limbs don’t work well (but the rest of their body is fine) they can be life changing.…

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Balance Training and Proprioception Retraining

Dogs in Motion article about Balance Training and Proprioception Retraining by Michelle Monk

Balance and Proprioception Retraining This is an important component of the rehabilitation programs of most of our patients. But fit, able bodied pets can really benefit from this too! Just like us going to the gym, balancing on wobble boards, sitting on fitballs and peanuts; even standing on one leg to improve our awareness of…

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