"W" - Weight management (體重管理)

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

We use a Body condition score to assess the weight and we want our patients to be 4 or 5 out of 9 on the scale. Weight loss has been shown to be very important in reducing pain in osteoarthritis and to help support joint biomechanicsWe use a Body condition score to assess the weight and we want our patients to be 4 or 5 out of 9 on the scale. Weight loss has been shown to be very important in reducing pain in osteoarthritis and to help support joint biomechanics

體重管理對於患骨骼,關節和肌肉病的動物來說非常重要。和人不一樣,不同動物品種之間體格存在極大差異,體重因此不能作為指標。要評估動物是否超重,獸醫普遍使用體態評分 (BCS)作為準則。由1至9分中4至5分為標準體型。研究指減輕體重對關節活動能力和痛楚有極大幫助。

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