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15Physiotherapy 8 Dental Equipment & Rehabilitation & Instrumentation Mobility Assist www.vetinst.com Biko Physio Brace Measurement ‘A’ is the distance from the ring to the cranial aspect of the proximal metatarsus. Degenerative myelopathy (CDRM) is not uncommon, particularly in the German Shepherd, Boxer and Pembroke Corgi. It is a difficult condition to manage either medically or surgically. Excoriation of the toes and dorsal surface of the foot typically follows. The Biko physio brace has been developed to assist the dog in walking and turning for as long as possible. The system is based on elastic straps which run from a chest harness to the hind feet. As the the hind foot reaches the end of the stride and the weight is transferred to the opposite foot the strap helps to bring the trailing foot straight forward ready for the next stride thereby compensating for the loss of muscle tone. A cm Size Needed A cm Size Needed 40 Size 1 68 Size 5 41 Size 1 69 Size 5 42 Size 1 70 Size 5 43 Size 1 71 Size 5 44 Size 1 72 Size 5 45 Size 1 73 Size 5 46 Size 2 74 Size 5 47 Size 2 75 Size 5 48 Size 2 76 Size 6 49 Size 2 77 Size 6 50 Size 2 78 Size 6 51 Size 2 79 Size 6 52 Size 3 80 Size 6 Dogs suffering from neurological deficits, both temporary and permanent, due to disc pathology will also benefit from the Biko brace. 53 Size 3 81 Size 6 54 Size 3 82 Size 6 The brace is simple to apply and is tolerated very well. Dogs resume useful levels of activity significantly improving the length and the quality of their lives. Physiotherapy occurs whenever the dog is walking which makes it more effective than sessional hydrotherapy or physiotherapy. 55 Size 3 83 Size 7 56 Size 3 84 Size 7 57 Size 3 85 Size 7 For best results the brace should be exactly the correct length. Selection of the appropriate brace requires that the patient is measured as shown. 58 Size 3 86 Size 7 59 Size 3 87 Size 7 Once fitted the programme supplied should be followed closely for best results. Use of the Biko brace may be combined with other therapies such as physio or hydrotherapy. 60 Size 4 88 Size 7 61 Size 4 89 Size 7 62 Size 4 90 Size 7 Measurements 63 Size 4 91 Size 7 64 Size 4 92 Size 7 65 Size 4 66 Size 4 67 Size 4 Before the dog can be measured for the Biko device an appropriate harness must be in position. This may be supplied by the veterinary surgeon or purchased elsewhere. If there is any difficulty we can supply (see pricing section). The caudal ring of the harness should sit just behind the scapulae in the centre of the spine. If the ring is too far back it will limit the effectiveness of the Biko device. Some harnesses drop the ring too far caudally e.g. a large harness on a stocky dog. Biko Cuffs. Measurement ‘B’ is the circumference around the foot at the level of the proximal metatarsus. A DVD illustrating the benefits of the Biko Brace and the measurements required is available free of charge code: DVDBIKO. Ordering B cm Cuff Size Needed 5 - 7cm Size 1 7.5 - 10cm Size 2 10.5 - 13cm Size 3 13.5 - 18cm Size 4 BIKO CANINE PHYSIO BRACE When ordering please provide Measurement A and B in cm to enable correct sizing. Please note that the Biko Physio Brace (measurement A) and the Biko Cuffs (measurement B) are supplied as separate components. BIKO1 BIKO2 BIKO3 BIKO4 BIKO5 BIKO6 Biko Physio Brace Size 1 (40 - 45cm) Biko Physio Brace Size 2 (46 - 51cm) Biko Physio Brace Size 3 (52 - 59cm) Biko Physio Brace Size 4 (60 - 67cm) Biko Physio Brace Size 5 (68 - 75cm) Biko Physio Brace Size 6 (76 - 82cm) £82.40 £82.40 £82.40 £82.40 £82.40 £82.40 BIKO7 Biko Physio Brace Size 7 (83 - 92cm) £82.40 BIKO CANINE CUFFS BCUFF1 BCUFF2 BCUFF3 BCUFF4 Measurement ‘A’ is the distance from the Harness ring to the cranial aspect of the proximal metatarsus. Biko Cuff Size 1 (5 - 7cm) Biko Cuff Size 2 (7.5 - 10cm) Biko Cuff Size 3 (10.5 - 13cm) Biko Cuff Size 4 (13.5 - 18cm) £36.05 £36.05 £36.05 £36.05 BIKO CANINE PHYSIO BRACE ACCESSORIES Measurement ‘B’ is the circumference around the foot at the level of the proximal metatarsus. BIH1 BIH2 BIH3 BIH4 DVDBIKO Please note that the Biko Physio Brace (measurement A) and the Biko Cuffs (measurement B) are supplied as separate components. Harnesses are also supplied as a separate component. 234 Harness Extra Small - Small Black Harness Small - Medium Black Harness Medium - Large Black Harness Large - Extra Large Black Biko DVD £11.85 £12.88 £15.97 £21.12 £FOC