Pet Rehab Exercise Videos
"Leeza" is doing a pet rehab exercise called "pick-up sticks."
The yellow bands help Leeza with "conscious proprioception" or knowing where her feet are in space, and also help trigger rear limb muscles to contract, both of which improve balance and mobility.
Understand Your Pet's Problems
Always consult your rehab specialist before trying these exercises at home. Depending on the specific needs of your pet, certain exercises
might not be appropriate. Call us if you have questions.
Ajax Gains Strength & Mobility
Over a period of a few weeks Ajax goes from struggling with this exercise designed to strengthen his hind limbs to practically running backwards. Notice how his balance improves.
Bo Works on Balance & Core
This exercise not only puts all 4 limbs through full range of motion, but also helps with balance, core and limb strength, as well as helping with what we call “gait retraining."
“Gait” refers to a walk or jog or canter (slow run). Retraining can mean, for example, helping a dog move a front or hind limb forward and back normally vs the tendency in some dogs to swing the leg out to the side.
Stepping over the poles also helps dogs with “conscious proprioception”—knowing where there feet are in space—if their feet touch the poles, the sensation tells their brain to step over properly, helping with neurologic deficiencies if present.
In this video watch Bo progress
from having to be helped to stand on a single disc, to being able to stand on two discs, to supporting himself on 3 discs at once! This demonstrates impressive improvement in his overall balance and shows how all four legs gain stability as he regains strength.