February’s Fetch the Paper includes an article by SFVS’s Kristen Hagler, a canine rehab practitioner. The article, titled “A New Step for Animal Fitness and Recovery,” provides an overview of animal physical rehabilitation and who can benefit from rehab therapy, along with a description of what pet owners can expect during a session.
A quick excerpt:
Most animals referred to a rehabilitation facility have had some sort of musculoskeletal injury, but conditions can range widely. The most commonly seen condition in the rehabilitation facility is the stabilization of a torn cranial cruciate ligament in the dog knee joint. Dogs with arthritis can also benefit from physical rehabilitation, along with the traditional anti-inflammatory medication and moderate exercise. Other common conditions involve the spine, muscles and ligaments, and obesity.
Read the article: Health Matters / A New Step for Animal Fitness and Recovery