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Acupuncture for Animals

Acupuncture is becoming an increasingly popular modality for pain management in veterinary medicine (1). Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into acupuncture points on the skin to restore balance, relieve pain and encourage the body to heal.Acupuncture’s roots date back approximately 3000 years ago to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) where the philosophy of acupuncture centres on an energy source termed, “Qi”. Illness is believed to occur when there is an interruption...

May 7, 2024

Canine Enrichment

Canine enrichment is about providing activities and environments that address your dog's physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing by allowing opportunities for your dog to sniff, chew, hunt, and dig! This can prevent behaviour problems, build confidence, reduce anxiety, reinforce socialization practices, creating a deeper bond with your dog...

November 22, 2023

How I Entered the World of Animal Physio

From a young age, animals have been an integral part of my life. I was the child that always had pets - be it birds, mice, cats and horses. Even sheep - which my father had on his horticultural research station.I initially chose a career in Occupational Therapy, and after graduating from the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) I worked for two years in tertiary teaching hospitals in Auckland. My areas of practice included orthopaedic wards, burns, plastic surgery, and hand and upper limb reh...

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