Did You Know?

By | 2018-01-05T10:20:07+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Pet Rehab Therapy|

I am a human physical therapist assistant that has ventured off into the world of animal rehabilitation. Through this process, I have learned so much in such a short period of time and I decided I’d like to share with all of you a few things that I didn’t know prior to choosing this career [...]

Rehab devices. . . a little help!

By | 2017-05-15T23:00:51+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Pet Rehab Therapy|

Assistive Devices!! To aid patients in ambulation we sometimes use assistive devices that help promote independent locomotion. Humans use devices like can, crutches, braces and prosthesis to assist in use of walking and getting around easier. In recent years more devices have been conceived to help our canine partners in similar ways. We can help [...]

Zoey Part 8… She is doing GREAT!!!

By | 2017-05-15T23:00:51+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Pet Rehab Therapy|

Zoey has had many changes since the start of her stim cell therapy and rehabilitation. Her owner has notice many big changes in her daily activities. The biggest on is more ENERGY, so much that she is chasing the neighbor’s dog on the other side of the fence. Owner has admitted to missing the days [...]

Not that kind of donut!! Part 7 of Zoey’s Stem Cell Therapy Journey

By | 2017-05-15T21:39:48+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Pet Rehab Therapy|

Zoey on Treadmill and Physio ball!! Zoey has been working hard during her rehabilitation sessions. Every session we are increasing time and degree of difficulty of her exercises. Zoey’s owner has also noticed the improvement in that she is rushing out the door to go outside and play…. that is right…PLAY! One of her exercises [...]

Can you run under water??? UVHvets is almost ready!!

By | 2017-05-15T21:45:41+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Pet Rehab Therapy|

A Water Treadmill is on its way to UVH… The new facility is getting closer to being finished. What this means is that UVH Physical Rehabilitation is growing too. One of the rooms that will be added is a water treadmill room. I am so excited about this and can’t wait to tell everyone. There [...]

Zoey loves to Boogie…Part 6 of her Stem Cell Therapy Journey

By | 2017-05-15T21:48:24+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Pet Rehab Therapy|

Zoey does Cavaletti poles and Balance Board! Some of the physical exercises that Zoey completes during her rehabilitation session includes Cavaletti poles and Balance Board. Unlike people, it is harder for us to ask our pets to use certain muscles to flex and move her joints so we have specialized equipment to help us. When [...]

Zoey Starts Physiotherapy @ UVH

By | 2017-05-15T21:53:03+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Pet Rehab Therapy|

Zoey Girl and Her Rehab… Part 5 Zoey’s physical rehabilitation will include manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and Cold Laser treatment to speed and enhance recovery from her osteoarthritis in her hips. This multimodal approach will allow Zoey to have optimal pain relief while increasing her muscle mass and improving her range of motion. Her manual [...]

Zoey starts Rehabilitation @ UVH!!

By | 2017-05-15T21:55:27+00:00 January 13th, 2017|Pet Rehab Therapy|

Zoey Part Four… Zoey Starts Rehabilitation!! A major necessity to a successful recovery! Zoey is staring physical therapy program that is going to include cold laser treatments and treadmill workouts. Her first day of rehabilitation involves evaluation her orthopedic parameters. This includes how she walks, range of motion of her joints, and the amount of [...]

Zoey gets her Stem Cells!!

By | 2017-05-15T21:56:13+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Pet Rehab Therapy|

Zoey’s Story Part 3… Zoey stems cells arrived from the lab in California 48 hours after they were harvested and were ready to be injected into her hip joints. She was given a light sedation to relax her. The hair was shaved around her hip joints and then cleaned with surgical scrub. In a sterile [...]

Zoey’s Stem Cell Collection day…

By | 2017-05-15T22:03:12+00:00 December 10th, 2016|Pet Rehab Therapy|

Zoey’s Stem Cell Journey Part 2… Zoey came in for surgery to remove adipose tissue (fat) that contains stems cells that we will send to the lab. Dr. Adam sedated her and she underwent general anesthesia in a surgical procedure to remove fat tissue from her abdomen. This procedure only took several minutes and she [...]