Physio - Stance Evening (previous)
Following on from the success of our previous session, we are hosting another Stance event on Tuesday the 16th May 2023. These sessions have been designed to help owners identify subtle changes in their pets' weight bearing, potentially indicating an early injury or underlying musculoskeletal problem or weakness. For dogs with known musculoskeletal disease, e.g. hip dysplasia or osteoarthritis, it can help identify which limbs are affected and how the weight is shifted between limbs.
- Sessions are free of charge and open to dogs and cats over 4kgs - current and new clients welcome.
- Please could owners bring some yummy treats or a toy along to help focus/lure on to mat if needed.
- Sessions would be ideal for older dogs, those with diagnosed musculoskeletal problems, or active working dogs.
16th May 2023, 6pm - 8pm
Our Stance Sessions are 15 minutes long and are used to measure your pet's static weight bearing. This is measured using a stance analyser or pressure plate. The physiotherapist will explain the findings in detail and discuss treatment options if necessary.
Data from the session will be emailed to you, and will also be saved on your pet's medical history so that it is accessible to your vet for review.
Slots are limited so please contact Sophie on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to make a booking.
What can static weight bearing tell you?
It shows how an animal's body weight is distributed between its four limbs. In a healthy dog, approximately 60% of the body weight is carried by the forelimbs and 40% by the hindlimbs.
How can it be measured?
It is measured using a stance analyser or pressure plate.
The patient stands on the mat with a foot in each quadrant and a percentage of the total body weight is then calculated for each limb.
Why measure static weight bearing?
It can be used to identify subtle changes in weight bearing potentially indicating an early injury or underlying musculoskeletal problem or weakness.
For dogs with known musculoskeletal disease e.g. hip dysplasia or osteoarthritis it can help identify which limbs are affected and how the weight is shifted between limbs.
Is it for all animals?
The results are accurate for any animal between 4kg-150kg! Data is collected in less than five seconds, so it is possible with even the bounciest Labrador!