From Surgery to Championship Agility

A case study of bicipital tenosynovitis and rehabilitation by Alan Gardner, PgD A. Phys, MDip, DipMgmt, IAAT. One of the most frequent shoulder conditions seen in Agility dogs is bicipital tenosynovitis which involves the biceps brachii muscle and its tendon which crosses the shoulder joint¹. Introduction Being a canine physiotherapist and conditioning practitioner, I understand the impact that canine sports such as Agility place on the dog. That means targeted conditioning programs, regular physical check-ups and paying attention to factors such as pre-competition warm-ups and cool downs. Unfortunately, that doesn’t prevent my dogs succumbing to sports injuries. Fortunately, it does...

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