In this episode (022), I share my knowledge as a canine physical therapist on the topic of playing fetch with our dogs safely. From an exercise physiology standpoint, I talk about the biomechanics involved in the activity of fetching and how to start and build up safely in a manner that will minimize risks of injury. I address how to implement this for old or deconditioned dogs as well as dogs who have much more conditioning, muscle, and endurance. While it’s centered around the game of “fetching,” the scoop in this episode really applies to all activities and I think it is very important for dog parents out there to know! So listen in and enjoy!
In this episode (005), Amie Hesbach and I share our insights from our collective 40 years of experience in the canine physical therapy field. We talk about what physical therapy is and the many ways it can help your dog. We also explore how different physical therapy and physical rehabilitation can be – listen in to see what I mean. This episode is full of great information to help dog parents understand how to find the right rehab practitioner, what to look for, what to be aware of (including some buyer beware tips), to trust your gut when you think something is wrong with your dog, and so much more.