Underwater Treadmill?!?

Hey!

It’s me again, Amadeus! I’ve got to tell you about my week at Paws In Motion Canine Rehabilitiation. It was so weird! But, in a good way!

I went to my canine rehab appointment like usual on Friday but when I got there, my Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant, Candace told me that I was going to use the Underwater Treadmill today. The WHAT?!?!? Underwater Treadmill? What does that even mean?

Amadeus

I have to admit, I was pretty suspicious the rest of the morning. Luckily, I was able to see one of my rehab buddies, Shepp, in the Underwater Treadmill first.  He did a lot better than I did though. I kept trying to stop walking but that didn’t help. Here’s a video of my buddy Shepp during his rehab session (Click the link):   Shepp Underwater Treadmill

When it was my turn, it took me a while to get used to the water moving all around me, but I started to get the hang of it. I walk on the land treadmill twice a week, so I started to realize that it’s the same kind of thing. I just keep walking.

I could feel the movement of the water and it made me focus on my balance better so it didn’t push me from side to side. I also felt the resistance from walking in the water. It definitely gave me a good workout!

I can’t wait until my next visit! I am going to have mom take a video of me so I can show you all how good I’m doing in rehab!

~Amadeus

Mya’s Chronicles Part 2

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Hey, it’s me again. The wounds on my left rear leg were beginning to heal very well. My right hip, on the other hand, did not want to stay in place. Dr. Robin Moser tried several times to make it stay , but it wasn’t going to. What I needed was surgery and it was not going to be easy, but it had to be done. With the help of PaymentBanc my mom and dad were able to approve the surgery. The surgery involves the surgeon removing the head and neck of the femur (thigh bone). By doing this surgery it prevents bone on bone friction and the scar tissue that develops after surgery forms a false hip joint. The name of this surgery is a Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO). The interesting part of having this surgery is that Canine Rehabilitation sessions are included. The Canine Rehabilitation sessions are provided by Paws In Motion Canine Rehabilitation Center. So, the veterinarian technicians drew my preoperative blood work and scheduled my surgery for Friday that same week. See you next time for Part 3.

Mya’s Chronicles Part 1

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Hi, my name is Mya. About three months ago I was outside playing in the yard at home. Next thing I remember my mom and dad were rushing me to Foster Animal Hospital, where my mom works. I wasn’t sure what was going on, but there was a lot of movement. Several veterinary technicians and Dr. Robin Moser were taking care of me. They were so gentle and nice to me. The next day my mom told me I had been hit by a car. I was also having trouble walking with my rear legs because of the injuries. Come to find out I had a dislocated right hip that showed on X-rays. There were not any fractures which was good. After putting my hip back in place they put some kind of sling on my rear leg and around my hip area to try and keep it in place. You will never believe what happened next.