Before & After Videos and Client Reviews
We have a skilled team who has undergone months of education at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute and training at some of the top centers in America.
Our team is passionate about utilizing the latest research and techniques in canine rehabilitation treatments and modalities to ease pet’s pain and improve outcomes.
Before & After
Our 6-year-old Lab, Callahan, suffered a torn cranial cruciate ligament in his left knee and had a TPLO surgical repair. Less than three weeks later he tore the right one also and had the same surgical repair. We feel rehabilitation therapy at Paws In Motion helped him to recover quickly. He is now better than before he hurt his legs.
We are very pleased with his outcome and recommend rehab to aid in healing and getting back to normal.
Max, our now twelve-year-old Yorkie, had always been very active, constantly running around the house and jumping on and off chairs or other furniture whenever he felt like it, in typical Yorkie fashion. About four years ago, Max began to have trouble walking. He started to hobble whenever he walked, particularly if he tried to walk after lying down, and was clearly in pain. He also began to walk bow-legged, most likely in an attempt to reduce the pain. At one point, we believe when he jumped off of a bench, he injured one of his legs. Max was diagnosed with arthritis and a damaged ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament). In August 2013, Max had surgery to repair his ACL at Foster Animal Hospital.
The ACL surgery solved the most serious of Max’s problems, but he still had serious problems walking and needed help to regain full use of his leg after the surgery and to reduce the effects of his arthritis. Max began regular rehabilitation sessions at Paws In Motion Canine Rehabilitation Center, along with anti-inflammatory and pain medication. Shortly thereafter, Max was able to walk with very little hobbling. After a few more rehabilitation sessions, even his bow-leggedness was essentially gone. Max has been getting rehabilitation on a regular basis ever since and his condition is constantly improving, despite his aging. Max is now as active as ever and is getting sprightlier with age, rather than slowing down. We know that the rehabilitation is essential, as Max reverts to hobbling if he goes too long between rehabilitation sessions—the medication alone is not sufficient.
We are extremely pleased with the outcome. Max is able to live a full and happy life. He can run around the house all he wants and is constantly finding new ways to ask for treats or attention (his specialties are over-head shakes with his paw and fake sneezing). Without rehabilitation, Max would most likely be significantly limited in his activities, which does not fit well with Max’s personality.
We whole-heartedly recommend Paws In Motion Canine Rehabilitation Center for any dog with arthritis or any other problem that can benefit from rehabilitation. Max would not be the dog that he is today without his rehabilitation sessions and we are most appreciative. Max gives Paws In Motion four paws up!!!!
Potter, our then 8-year-old dachshund, hurt his back (probably diving off the couch) and couldn’t walk. A national chain vet practice suggested our options were surgery or doggie wheels for mobility for the duration of his life.
We certainly feel rehab therapy helped Potter. Over the course of eight weeks, Potter looked forward to his therapy, therapist, doctor, and the office staff. We have a wonderful picture sent by Dr. Plott and his team of Potter during his laser treatment in these great goggles and so relaxed. We saw progress each week from the laser as well as water treadmill (one of Potter’s favorites), massage, exercises, and even a try at acupuncture.
Were we pleased with Potter’s outcome? Well let's put it this way: we were thinking we might need to change Potter’s name to Lazarus. Potter came back from such immobility! Our family was very happy and very pleased to see Potter recover from his limitation. We had already bought a set of doggie wheels for Potter before we discovered Paws In Motion. Thankfully we tucked them into a closet and hopefully may never need them.
We highly recommend Paws in Motion rehabilitation and wish you and your canine the same degree of success we experienced with Potter.
Our journey with Foster Animal Hospital – Paws In Motion began in July 2015 with our Johnson American Bulldog – Torque. Torque had always been a rambunctious puppy and loved to run, play, chase footballs, and anything else that moved. Unfortunately, when he was 6 months old he had an accident and sheared the growth plate in his rear leg. We had it repaired and he led a very full life until his senior years crept up on him. When he was about 8 years old, we noticed that he was moving a little slower, struggling at times to stand from a laying position, and if he played too much, he would limp on his rear leg. We took all of the necessary measures at the time and kept him on joint supplements, leashed activities, etc. This did help for a while but the slower pace meant that he was putting on weight (He had reached 130 pounds) which made mobility even more difficult. Our traditional vet recommended that we give him Rimadyl for his arthritis and then Tramadol was added to the mix over time. We always monitored his liver functions because we knew the potential side effects of anti-inflammatories. As the liver functions started to creep upwards, it was mentioned by one of his vets that he might have to be taken off of the medications which concerned us because we didn’t want Torque to be in pain from his arthritis. This began our pursuit of other alternatives that could help him with his arthritis because outside of his arthritis, he was a very happy, healthy dog and a beloved member of our family. My search led me to Foster Animal Hospital. They had opened a Canine Rehabilitation Program that offered laser therapy, physical therapy, and water therapy. I immediately called them and they saw Torque right away for an evaluation.
Before I continue on with this, let me preface this with the fact that Torque was not fond of other dogs or of strangers and definitely not vets. This did not deter the staff and physicians of Foster Animal Hospital. On our first visit for evaluation, we were very nervous because we knew Torque could be very grumpy at times, to say the least. Candace and Dr. Foster handled Torque like a pro. They knew all of the “rules” to handling large grumpy dogs. We left Torque with them for the day so they could perform their evaluation and exam. We were always nervous about leaving Torque with anyone, he was our constant traveling companion, but that day, we felt good about leaving him with them. We knew he was going to be okay. At one point during the day, as we anxiously awaited news about whether or not they could help him, we received a picture from Candace of Torque laying in Dr. Foster’s lap. We couldn’t believe our eyes! Surely that wasn’t our grumpy Torque, but it was. Even he knew they were going to help him feel better.
Dr. Foster, Dr. Plott, and Candace spent a great deal of time evaluating Torque and making recommendations to better his health. He had arthritis in both rear legs and partially in his spine. In addition, unbeknownst to us, his rear leg that he had injured as a puppy was a slight bit shorter than the other leg due to the surgery which meant that he had been compensating for years. They recommended a special diet to help with the weight loss, and physical therapy to strengthen his legs, and laser therapy to assist with the inflammation and pain. Eventually, when he was stronger, he would graduate to water therapy. We diligently took Torque 2-3 times per week to therapy and he became a happy carefree dog again. He lost weight from his new diet, he would run across our property like a carefree puppy with no limping afterward, and he absolutely loved every day that he could go to therapy. If I even mentioned Candace’s name, he would get excited and race for the car to go to therapy. His confidence had greatly improved as well as his demeanor.
Candace spent many days working with him to build his strength and to learn to walk properly again despite having one rear leg that was shorter than the other. She always greeted him with excitement which he loved because Paws in Motion was one of his favorite places to go. He always felt good when he left his therapy sessions!
When he graduated to water therapy, we wondered if he would like it because he hated water. He would notoriously disappear if he heard bathwater being drawn. Again, much to our surprise, he loved the water therapy. He would proudly get into the water treadmill and walk for Candace. Although I do think he tried to cheat on his exercise a few times by standing on the side rails, he couldn’t fool Candace J. He would do anything that Candace asked of him because he trusted her and knew she was helping him feel better.
I would recommend this therapy to anyone who has a dog that is suffering from arthritis. The results exceeded our expectations and it was such a joyous feeling to see our Torque enjoying life again. We lost Torque to cancer in July 2016, which was one of the hardest things we have ever gone through but we feel good knowing that his last year with us was one of his best. He had never felt better due to the therapy and enjoyed every day to the fullest. If he were still with us, he would still be going to see Candace for therapy because I believe that he wouldn’t have it any other way, and neither would we.
He was our family but was also family to Candace, Dr. Foster, and Dr. Plott, and the rest of the staff at Foster Animal Hospital. They reached out to check on us after his loss and Candace helped us thru some very difficult times. It was good to know that he meant so much to them as well.