- Underwater treadmill
- Electrical Muscle Stimulation
- Therapeutic Exercise
- Owner Education
- Paws in Motion
All animals receiving services will need to be cleared by a licensed veterinarian before being seen. The referring veterinarian will receive copies of the physical therapy evaluation and progress notes on a monthly basis so they are informed of the animal’s improvement.
All animals seeking services will need a physical therapy evaluation prior to beginning any therapy. The cost of the evaluation is $85. This will determine which services are indicated for the animal. Goals will be developed by the physical therapist and the owner will be involved in this process to maximize the needs of the animal.
Laser can be utilized to treat open wounds, post-surgical incisions, arthritis and tendon/soft tissue injuries. Cost per treatment is $25 for up to 25 minutes (a typical treatment is 5-10 minutes).
The underwater treadmill can be used to promote mobility in overweight, de-conditioned or weak dogs. It can also be used for strengthening for sporting dogs. Cost per treatment is $50 for up to 30 minutes.
Massage can be used on animals to relax tight muscles, promote tissue healing, improve relaxation and decrease pain. Cost is $15 for 15 minutes.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Electrical muscle stimulation can be used to decrease pain as well as improve muscle firing and strength. Cost per treatment is $25 for up to 30 minutes (a typical treatment lasts 20 minutes).
Therapeutic exercise can be utilized to improve range of motion, strength, endurance, balance and coordination. Cost is $25 for each 15 minutes.
Education of owners is stressed to help heal their animals and prevent future injury. Information about the animal’s condition and expectations will be given as well as a written exercise program for home.
Paws in Motion
Paws in Motion is a service offered to overweight dogs to get them more physically fit. The program costs $500 to the owner and the dog will be seen three times per week for four weeks or up to 12 visits. Services will include:
- Underwater Treadmill
- Land Based Exercises
- Owner Education
- Weight will be recorded each visit