Thursday, March 08, 2012

Following Oscar in Rehab Therapy

Oscar uses the Walkin' Wheels dog wheelchair for therapy
In honor of Oscar's efforts to regain his mobility through canine rehabilitative therapy, we are pleased to make him the profile pet of the week on our Facebook page

We hope that you will join us in watching his continued progress at CARE Center - Carolina Animal Rehabilitation & Exercise.

In addition to electro-acupuncture, laser therapy and neuromuscular electro-stimulation, Oscar is receiving passive range of motion exercises multiple times a day and water therapy twice a day.  Oscar is not yet able to walk on land, but he is able to walk in the underwater treadmill.  He is training in his Walkin' Wheels dog wheelchair twice daily to help stimulate muscle memory of a normal standing position.

While dog wheelchairs often become a permanent solution for dogs who can no longer walk, the Walkin' Wheels is frequently used on a temporary basis for dogs who are receiving canine rehabilitative therapy and/or recovering from temporary loss of mobility as a result of injury, illness and post operative recovery.  Since the Walkin' Wheels dog wheelchair is immediately available and fully adjustable in height, length and width to fit different sizes of dogs, it is the ideal canine cart for both rehabilitative and long term use.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Go Oscar! We are pulling for you little guy! Love, Nona