Merry Christmas from Combined Physio

Merry Christmas from Combined Physio

In this month’s newsletter we’ve got a recent story about our patient of the year- Digger! You can read more about him below.

This year we have had the pleasure of continuing to work with all of the veterinary practices listed on our website and we thank them for their continued belief in, and support of, combined physio.

Please let us know how you feel about what we have done for you and your animals by leaving a review on our Facebook page.

We would like to make everyone aware of our Christmas opening hours which you will find at the bottom of this newsletter.

Finally we would like to wish all of our clients a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

Patient of the year! – Digger – a lovely little 5 year old dog.

11th July:  He suddenly became paralysed. He was rushed to the vets and then to the veterinary hospital for a secondary opinion. After several tests he was diagnosed with axonal polyradiculoneuritis. This disease appears to be an abnormal immune response to an unknown cause.

He was one of two cases with this disease that we were referred within 2 weeks of each other. Both cases returned to walking within 3 months. We did physiotherapy regularly during that time.

7th August: Hannah saw him for the first time. He was only able to move his head and tail a little at this stage.

31st August: Hannah made some splints for him to prevent contractures. At this time he could independently lie in sternal lying.

Digger in his splints

6th September: he was crawling around and playing with toys.

22nd September: he took his first steps in the walker.

Digger in his walker

28th September: he did his first independent sit.

Digger at his home visit

30th September: He walked independently for the first time.

Here is a video of him walking on the 5th October. Although he is still tentative there, he went on to become more confident and is back chasing things again!

Christmas Opening

We be finishing on the 22nd December.  Appointments will be available on Saturday 30th December with Fiona at our Banbury clinic.  We will be officially starting back on Tuesday 2nd January 2018

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