Why Canine In Motion?
Canine In Motion offers rehabilitation programs for dogs recovering from illness, injury, or surgery as well as fitness programs for canine athletes, post-rehab needs, fitness, and weight loss.
Working with the veterinary community is my top priority, and I look forward to working with you to better the lives of your canine patients
Rehabilitation is now widely accepted as an important component in the treatment of many conditions in the canine population throughout the world.
The opportunity for your dogs with a wide range of diagnoses to receive rehabilitation will complement and further enhance the outcomes of your medical and surgical interventions.
When should it begin?
Rehabilitation should start as soon as possible after injury, surgery or diagnosis for the best possible outcomes. This will help to limit pain, swelling and inflammation, muscle atrophy and joint stiffness and prevent secondary complications of immobilization. As a physical therapist and certified canine rehabilitation practitioner, I can provide precise and often gentle treatments so as to not jeopardize repair of painful or healing structures.
The science behind it:
Rest alone, after injury, surgery or disease, does not usually relieve the associated problems, such as pain, inflammation and spasm. The body adapts and protects the injured areas after healing has started. These protective mechanisms alter the biomechanics of the whole musculoskeletal system thereby adding stress and strain on other areas.
A veterinary referral for all rehabilitation cases is required before the first appointment.
This is important to make sure all dogs have a correct diagnosis, all relevant tests have been performed and any medical or surgical treatment required has been done. I will provide regular communication to ensure continuity of care and any specific rehabilitation requirements are met.