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Physiotherapy for Dogs with SRMA?

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    November 19, 2018 1:43 PM EST

    Question submitted by the audience in our recent webinar: Understanding Steroid Responsive Meningitis-Arteritis and Other Inflammatory Neurological Disorders of Dogs:

    Are physiotherapy exercises recommended for dogs with SRMA during and after recovery?  

    Answer by: 
    Karen R. Muñana, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology):

    There have been no studies looking at the use of physiotherapy for SRMA.  Because clinical signs often resolve quickly with steroid treatment, it is unlikely to aid in the recovery. However, physiotherapy could potentially be helpful in maintaining muscle mass and strength in dogs that experience muscle wasting associated with chronic steroid use.