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I am Dr. Patrick Blättler Monnier and I have my practice near Basel, Switzerland.
In this video I would like to introduce you to functional orthopaedics, especially kinematics (the measurement of movement). In particular, I’d like to explain how to examine a dog orthopaedically functionally, assuming that neither radiology, nor CT nor MRI have led to a conclusive diagnosis. In this presentation, I will show you cases from my practice that show neurological or orthopaedic abnormalities and how these change with orthopaedic functional manual treatment. This comparison is very important. On the one hand for you, what triggered the treatment, but also for the customer to see what has changed. All too often the question is raised whether these comparatively small manual therapies/adjustments can really bring about a change. Kinematically this can be shown. This also gives you an overview of therapy progress over several sessions. Thus, a positive or negative progress control, with relapses, can be created.
This is especially important for prevention in puppies that show an atypical or strange movement pattern. But what is abnormal? What is healthy and what not? Do you know this, or do you try to play it down - like so many other professionals - with the statement, that this is quite normal or it is a tick, because you don’t know how it should, or could look like? Especially the orthopaedics of the puppies is a big problem for many an orthopaedic surgeon. The puppies show a clumsy gait, a distinction between normal and abnormal is only possible with a lot of experience in this field and often only then when you have the kinematics on your side. You can see an example of this in the presentation.