Greyhound physiotherapy Tag

Osteosarcoma in Greyhounds

Osteosarcoma in Greyhounds

Osteosarcoma is a primary bone cancer. This means that the cancer originates in the bone and then metastasizes (spreads) elsewhere. It is a very aggressive disease and statistics show that by the time the primary tumour is removed, 85-90% of cases have metastatic disease.   Signs & Symptoms Frequently, the dog presents with lameness with or without other signs such as lethargy and...
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Sprains, strains and general aches & pains

Sprains, Strains and General Aches & Pains

There are five types of tissues that may sustain an injury and need the expertise of a Physiotherapist to treat them. The tissues include muscle, ligament, intra-articular structures (such as meniscus and cartilage), joint capsules, and bone. It is essential for a thorough understanding of the physiological mechanisms of healing of these tissues in order to progress and manage rehabilitation following...
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In paw health? Carpal & tarsal injuries

All about carpal & tarsal injuries

Injuries to the carpus and tarsus of the greyhound are common. The carpus is the wrist joint of the dog and the tarsus is the heel joint. These joints act as shock absorbers during weight bearing and are easily injured due to their lack of muscular support. Both the carpus and the tarsus are very complex, multilevel joints, supported by several ligaments...
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Greyhound Physiotherapist - Meet Lynne

Greyhounds & Physiotherapy

The majority of the greyhounds rehomed by Friends of the Hound (FoTH) are ex-racing dogs. Their lives have consisted of little more than training and racing. As a result, many are carrying long standing injuries that need to be dealt with before being rehomed. Fixing these problems isn’t just about getting the right surgery but is also about pre and post-surgical...
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