Table 2

Description of the groups during the study

STIFOTHERCTRL
Number of dogs at baseline291711
Number of dogs at six weeks251110
Number of dogs at 10 weeks191111
Physiotherapy ended before the end of the study period due to relapse of the disease or complications11NA
Physiotherapy ended before the end of the study period due to owner decision64NA
Acute trauma front limb lamenessNANA1
Intertester reliability not tested due to logistical reasons (ie, unavailability of another physiotherapist or physiotherapy aborted before the end of the study period)781
  • CTRL, control dogs with no known musculoskeletal disease; NA, not applicable; OTHER, dogs with some musculoskeletal disease other than stifle dysfunction; STIF, dogs with any stifle dysfunction.