A to Z

"A" - Assessment (評估)

Monday 26th March 2018

Assessment is the first step in physiotherapy. It includes analysing the pet’s ability and function when they stand, walk and sit.

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"B" - Bones (骨骼)

Thursday 29th March 2018

The bones make up the skeleton which give structure to your pet’s musculoskeletal system. Some bones are protective- like the skull bones and rib cage and others are for mobility, like the bones of the legs.

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"C" - Compensatory problems (補償性問題)

Monday 2nd April 2018

Compensatory issues are when we find other parts of your pet that are painful or uncomfortable but are not at the primary area that we know is sore.

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"D" - Disc (椎間盤)

Wednesday 4th April 2018

The bony spine is to encase the spinal cord which caries messages from the brain to the body. The discs give it the mobility for the pet to move.

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"E" - Exercise Equipment (運動設備)

Monday 9th April 2018

We use equipment like the peanut and the K9Fitbone.These pieces of equipment allow me to design exercise program for your pet.

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"F" - Fitness (身體質素)

Wednesday 11th April 2018

Physiotherapy is all about Making pets fit for life. Returning a pet to fitness or introducing a pet to a new activity should be a step process to avoid injury.

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"G" - Goniometer (測角儀)

Saturday 14th April 2018

We use goniometers to measure the joint range of motion- how much flexion and extension is possible.

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"H" - Harness (輔助帶)

Tuesday 17th April 2018

Harnesses are great for helping pets with their mobility- They allow us to more easily support and move the pet, whether it’s helping old dogs to stand more easily, or help your pet upstairs after surgery.

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"I" - Inflammation (and pain) (炎症)

Tuesday 1st May 2018

Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury. It’s crucial to the healing process but when it gets out of control, it stops being helpful and is painful.

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"J" - Jumping- NO JUMPING (跳躍)

Friday 4th May 2018

No jumping is what I am always telling my clients after injury or surgery!

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"K" - Kyphosis and lordosis which are curving of the spine

Tuesday 8th May 2018

Kyphosis is when the spine of an animal is hunched and may suggest pain in the spine or hips.

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"L" - Laser therapy (復健激光治療)

Friday 11th May 2018

Laser therapy uses light energy that is absorbed by the cells to help them to upregulate and do a better job.

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"M" - Massage and manual therapy (按摩和徒手療法) And manual therapy - a component of physiotherapy

Wednesday 16th May 2018

For massage and Manual therapy, we use our magic hands.

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"N" - Non-invasive techniques (非侵入性治療)

Saturday 19th May 2018

Physiotherapy is non-invasive. We don’t poke or prod the pet- in fact anything we do should not hurt your pet.

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"O" - Osteoarthritis (骨關節炎)

Thursday 24th May 2018

Osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease is a Painful inflammatory joint condition which is very common in old pets and also pets which have had joint problems before.

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"P" - Pet Patients - All of them (所有寵物小患者)

Monday 28th May 2018

Our physiotherapy patients are many different shapes, sizes and species. We frequently treat dogs, cats and rabbits.

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"Q" - Quality of Life (生活質量)

Tuesday 12th June 2018

Physiotherapy helps to improve pet quality of life, especially in older pets with mobility issues. That’s because we focus on reliving their pain, strengthening their muscles and providing solutions to helping them more easily do their daily activities.

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"R" - Reflexes (非條件反射)

Thursday 14th June 2018

Assessing Reflexes are part of our assessment of the neurological system.

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"S" - Senior pets (年老寵物)

Sunday 24th June 2018

There is really a lot that we can do to help our aging pets.

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"T" - Thermotherapy (冷熱療法)

Sunday 1st July 2018

Thermotherapy simple means heat and cold therapy. it’s a cheap and easy way to help our pets.

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"U" - Underwater treadmill (水底跑步機)

Tuesday 17th July 2018

Underwater treadmill is a form of hydrotherapy which also includes swimming.

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"V" - Veterinary Trained and Qualified Staff (接受過獸醫學培訓的合資格員工)

Thursday 19th July 2018

Physiotherapy requires detailed knowledge of animal anatomy and disease.

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"W" - Weight management (體重管理)

Thursday 2nd August 2018

Weight management is hugely important for many of our physiotherapy patients.

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"X" - X-ray (X光片)

Tuesday 14th August 2018

Xrays are used to help give us a 2 dimensional picture of the bones and some soft tissues inside the body which can then help us to identify problems.

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"Y" - You, the pet parent 您和您的家庭護理團隊

Monday 27th August 2018

We are reliant on You and your home care team to help us improve and gain the best results for your pet by being involved in daily home care and home exercise.

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"Z" - Zen (endorphin release) 禪 (胺多酚)

Thursday 30th August 2018

Your pet should feel relaxed after a physiotherapy session. Both massage and laser therapy encourage the brain to release endorphins, the body’s feel good hormones, which cause an analgesic or pain reliving effect and encourage relaxation and sleep.

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