PetAbility Podcast

Understanding the Iliopsoas Muscle in Dogs with Laurie Edge-Hughes

January 23, 2024 PetAbility Season 5 Episode 2
PetAbility Podcast
Understanding the Iliopsoas Muscle in Dogs with Laurie Edge-Hughes
Show Notes

The ilio-so-what??? It may be hard to pronounce and even harder to spell, but every dog owner should know about this very important hip muscle. If you have a working or sporting dog, I bet you are very aware of how common and problematic it is to strain the iliopsoas muscle. Listen to Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt, CAFCI, CCRT, tell us the iliopsoas's multiple functions, how it becomes injured (all it may take is a slip), how to differentially diagnose an iliopsoas problem, treatment options, and most importantly, prevention of injury. So if your dog is lame in the hind end, the iliopsoas could be to blame.  Whether you have an athlete or a couch potato, knowing about this vital muscle is critical to addressing the problem quickly, effectively, and forever. Your dog will surely thank you for it!

If you are a dog owner looking for more information or services, you can find Laurie at The Canine Fitness Center Ltd.
If you are a canine rehabilitation practitioner, you may find Laurie and her plethora of educational resources at Four Leg Rehab Inc.

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