A tailored therapeutic exercise programme is designed by Paws in Motion’s veterinary therapist to be muscle specific and comprehensive to ensure it meets your individual pet’s needs. It is a vital element of rehabilitation.
Exercises are designed specifically for each patient. Important factors to be considered include the type of tissues involved, surgical procedure, age and species of the pet, stage of tissue repair and the functional ability of the pet. Some general types of exercises we include are:
Various pieces of equipment such as Fitpaws peanuts, Fitpaws balance dog bone, yoga blocks and mats may be used at different stages of the therapeutic exercise programme. If needed, many are available to our clients for purchase or hire.
Many of the exercises are designed to be continued at home to encourage you to be actively involved in your pet’s rehabilitation and help him/ her to recover faster.
RVN Irena chats about Dr Buzby’s Toe grips and how some traction with these grippy little suckers can change your senior, arthritic or special needs dog’s quality of life!
Protect-A-Paw has wonderful healing and soothing properties for dogs. It is anti-septic, anti-viral, anti-fungal. Once you try this you won’t want to be without it! Available in convenient 4oz containers.
After any orthopaedic injury or illness, rehabilitation therapy is an integrative part of the recovery process. All treatments are individually designed to meet each patient’s needs and goals to ensure a functional recovery.