Canicrossing - a veterinary physiotherapist perspective

by Charlotte Swarbrick, BSc (Hons) PGDip ClinDem MIRVAP(VP). Managing Director of Cochrane Physiotherapy. Veterinary Physiotherapist at University of Glasgow Small Animal Hospital & Riverside Veterinary Practice, West Lothian. Canicrossing is the art of human and dog running together. The sport has grown exponentially in popularity throughout the UK. Whilst there is literature to support other dog sports (Marcellin-Little, Levine & Taylor, 2005); there is little in the way of peerreviewed research about canicrossing in order for veterinary professionals to confidently advise owners. Running is the most natural thing for a dog to do. From a musculoskeletal point of view, if...

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