Clarence’s Rehabilitation Journey Part 2

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Clarence came in for his first Rehabilitation session at Paws In Motion Canine Rehabilitation Center. The owners were continuing to perform reverse hair brushing on Clarence’s rear legs and back. Candace Lafond, CCRA also performed reverse hair brushing during his rehabilitation session. Simulation walking was performed, while Clarence was in a standing position, on the left rear leg and on both rear legs when he was in a laying position. He had started to show improvement by seeing movement in his left rear leg and some muscle tightness. Clarence still did not have enough strength to walk without assistance. Simulation walking is done by moving the limb(s) in their normal walking range of motion. Reverse hair brushing and simulation walking help in triggering nerve stimulation to promote feeling/ movement. Candace Lafond, CCRA also conducted some weight bearing exercises to strengthen Clarence’s muscles. The other common therapies performed on Clarence were Passive Range Of Motion (PROM), stretching, soft tissue massage, and LASER treatment. The CCRTs and CCRA continued these therapies through the next few sessions. Clarence continued to gain strength/ function in his rear legs from session to session.

Progression Video: Clarence 6-3-15 below

Since Clarence was becoming stronger the exercises became more challenging. The CCRA had him doing sit to stands, foot placing on steps, and going up and down the ramp.

Progression Video: Clarence 6/5/15

 

 

 

Mya’s Chronicles Part 5 The End

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Hello. I’m glad to be able to speak to you all again for the last time. This will be the end of my story. I was discharged today from Paws In Motion Canine Rehabilitation Center. The CCRA, Candace Lafond, sent home a therapeutic exercise sheet for my mom and dad in order to continue exercises with me at home.

The therapeutic exercises I will be doing at home are walking/ trotting up and down inclines, going up and down the stairs, cookie stretches and sit to stands. My favorite exercise of all though is ball play because I get to chase after the ball. (Click link below for video)

Mya Chasing Ball

Using the therapeutic exercise sheet is beneficial because it states what exercises I need to do, how many repetitions of each exercise is required and how often to do the exercises. As I become stronger I can increase my therapeutic exercises even more which is exciting news.

Paws In Motion Canine Rehabilitation Center gave me and my family hope for a better future since my accident. My family and doctors were worried about my recovery because of how badly my rear legs/ hip had been injured.

This has been a great adventure to share with you all. I hope you all have enjoyed it as much as I have.

With Love,

Mya, the Pitbull