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Physical therapy for dogs.

Saturday, May 22, 2010
posted by Jim Murphy

dog-in-waterIf you’ve ever had orthopedic surgery perhaps for your knee or shoulder, you know the importance of physical therapy.  Janet Van Dyke, a veterinarian at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute says that  minimum invasive procedures are being developed for dogs to repair injuries around the shoulder. There are also rehabilitation techniques that are being done on these dogs with the intent of getting them back to full peak performance. The healing techniques include movement and exercise, stretching, heat and cold therapy and hydrotherapy.  Combined with pain management, they will help get your dog back to normal in no time.  Before you know it, your dog will be back in the park, off his dog leash and catching a frisbee!