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.
Dr Jane’s explains why a little support can go a long way in helping senior or recovering pets to improve their mobility and comfort.
The healthy donut! FitPAWS® Donut is the perfect home exercise and rehabilitation tool for balance and core strengthening in small dogs.
Whether physiotherapy is integrated post-surgery or as an alternative to surgery, all treatments are individually designed to meet each patient’s needs and goals to assist neurological retraining and return of function.