Yesterday we went up to see Margaret at the Canine Fitness and Rehab Center. Wicca did pretty good- she is not one of those touchy feely kind of dogs but with the promise of cookies she managed to stay put.
Margaret was overall impressed with her condition- good weight, lots of muscle, and a good pelvis, back and knees. Of course I knew where the trouble would be. When we got to her shoulders she has three main ouchie areas- her teres major- which is the muscle behind the leg that goes up across the shoulder blades and then down under the armpit- this is the muscle she said that was probably swollen right after the injury. Also her bicep on her right side was tender- which could be caused mostly by the strain on her teres major.
I asked what would have caused something like this, and what I can do in the future to prevent it- she is in agreement that her weave style, and contacts probably are what did it- but she said that ball chasing is the leading cause- when the dog stops and turns- often on the wrong lead it can cause issues similar to this. Interesting eh?
So in a few weeks she should be cleared for agility again. I am allowed to slowly start increasing her activity now but know agility yet. I have an appointment again in two weeks just to be sure everything is good to go.
put these all together and you have
tendonopathies (tedonitis)Left Front
C6 & C7 Bilateral
And this is what I have to do 2 times a day to make it better:
Rt & Lt- teres major
up to ear with a slight outturn on elbow 20-30 seconds
elbow straight, foot down toward knee
3 sets of 10 reps.