Therapeutic Exercise

Therapeutic Exercise

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:

  • Passive range of motion (PROM) improves cartilage nutrient availability, cartilage production and increases joint range
  • Stretching allows functional movement by improving muscle and tendon flexibility
  • Proprioceptive exercises help the animal to gather information about their feet placement
  • Balance exercises build core strength to support mobility
  • Strengthening exercises are used to strengthen specific muscle groups
  • Endurance training improves total body fitness.

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.

Adding some splash to the summer fun!

Thursday 30th June 2016

As we are bathing in the sunshine and heat, there’s nothing like running into the sea, creating a splash, and enjoying the summer to its fullest. Check out some of the doggie-friendly beaches in Hong Kong and have an adventure with your fur-kids.

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Doggles ILS

Doggles, or UV block sun-goggles for your outdoor pooches who can’t resist to play in the sun! Shiny Red, Leopard, Pink Zebra & Green Camo. Contact us to see what we have in your pet’s size.

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Nutritional support and weight management

The risks of obesity in pets are well known: heart disease, diabetes, joint arthritis and short lifespan. Usually, pets become overweight by either over-eating or under-exercising or both.

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