Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Southeast PA, USA
We offer floor therapy (cavalletis, balance balls, balance boards, cones, etc.), cold laser therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture and chiropractic work, and hydrotherapy.
Does the facility that you're using only have a swimming pool? If so, it's absolutely better than nothing, but we actually have underwater treadmills on which the dogs actually walk. They can also be used as infinity pools. We were one of the first facilities in our area to have one though, and we only opened up about a year and a half ago, so it could be that they just haven't really gotten to your area yet.
Either way, I'm so glad that you and your family are taking the therapy route for Connor! It's a much less intrusive method than surgery, and much easier on the dogs. In my opinion, if it's possible, therapy should always be tried before surgery. It's a great thing that you guys are doing for him :] He has truly been blessed to be found and adopted by your family.
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