"A" - Assessment (評估)

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

"B" - Bones (骨骼)

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. 

"C" - Compensatory problems (補償性問題)

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. 

"D" - Disc (椎間盤)

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. 

"E" - Exercise Equipment (運動設備)

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

"F" - Fitness (身體質素)

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. 

"G" - Goniometer (測角儀)

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

"H" - Harness (輔助帶)

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. 

"I" - Inflammation (and pain) (炎症)

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.

"J" - Jumping- NO JUMPING (跳躍)

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

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

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

"L" - Laser therapy (復健激光治療)

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

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

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

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

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

"O" - Osteoarthritis (骨關節炎)

 

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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