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We encourage pet rehabilitation exercises and activities to ensure your pet a proper and sustainable recovery. Around 80% of spinal stability is provided by the muscles. The better the muscular strength and endurance, the healthier the spine! Some exercises also benefit the proprioceptive sensory system, which helps to coordinate proper movement patterns.
Balancing on FitPaws wobble discs and exercise balls exercise the core muscles and teach the nervous system how to engage muscles properly. Exercises and stretches to emphasize and improve the range of motion may also be prescribed. Walking through weave poles or over Cavaletti poles is great at increasing a dogs sense of coordination and stability.
Dr. Paul is also trained in acupuncture to help encourage speedy healing.