Mo Mo's spinal walk after spinal surgery for severe IVDD

Mo Mo and her owners work with us on developing an intensive physiotherapy programme, which included laser therapy and PEMF (Assisi Loop) along with neurological techniques to help Mo Mo’s nerve sensation and motor function.

Thursday 3rd September 2020

Spinal walking is involuntary motor (muscle) function where the walk relies on reflex movement, not necessarily controlled by the brain. Dogs and cats may regain ability to walk after spinal injury by reflex spinal walking, whilst humans do not have this ability. We are very lucky to have been able to help Mo Mo develop her funky spinal walk which allows her to run and play even if she does look a little wobbly!


Tips: Senior pets and pressure sores- bedding advice

Similar to humans, dogs may develop pressure sores if they lie on their bed or floor for long periods of time, if their mobility is reduced. Pressure sores often develop over bony prominences (the bony points with very thin skin and little fat covering) such as the hips and elbows causing damage to the skin barrier and discomfort.

Dr Jane joins the prestigious new VSMR chapter of ANZCVS

We are delighted to update you that Dr Jane McNae has been invited to join and the newly established Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation chapter of the Australian & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.