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Enhancing Pets' Lives

Enhancing Pets’ Lives

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Our pets bring so much joy into our lives—it’s no surprise that when they suffer, we suffer right along with them. At Pawsitive Steps Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine, we are dedicated to improving and enriching the quality of life for our animal family members. We specialize in providing individualized rehabilitation options for dogs and cats of all shapes and sizes.

Conducted in a calm and healing environment, our full range of veterinary physical medicine services are designed for the relief of pain and inflammation. Whether you have a senior pet, an animal athlete, or a dog or cat with a weight problem, your companion will be treated with the utmost compassion and care.

Feel free to browse through our website and learn about some of the latest veterinary rehabilitation techniques and how they might benefit your animal companion. Check out our hospital tour to see our facility and some of the equipment we use during rehab sessions. Contact us for more information on the services we offer.

Pet of the Month

Nelson - Hindlimb Weakness

Nelson is our April 2022 Pet of the Month!  We met Nelson at the beginning of February for hind limb mobility concerns.  Nelson is an 11 year old Labradoodle.  He was able to walk 2-3 miles a day but over the course of a year, he was unable to maintain that distance.  His family came to Pawsitive Steps to see if rehabilitation could help!

At his initial exam, we found Nelson had muscle atrophy in both hind limbs, some myofascial back pain, and we suspected he had...

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Finally got a decent free-stacked picture to show off the improvement I’ve seen in Tavi in just our short 2 months of working with the team at Pawsitive Steps Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine – so much growth!!
I really enjoy working with a professional team with his fitness to make sure we are getting it right, and the team that we get when we see Dr. Kern is just top notch! They really go above and beyond to help achieve success! I’m so glad to be working with them in this way, where we are focused on building strength and injury prevention instead of recovery.

Stefanie Theis & Tavi

We had a fun day with a photo shoot of candid action shots and I just had to share a side by side. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the help you all have provided me for Easton!! He makes me smile so big and sometimes just tear up...happy tears ? 💕 💕 💕Just wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU!

Angie Couture & Easton

My boy 💕 Can’t believe it's been 4yrs since his Graduation! Thank you 4 Paws 1 Heart & Dr. Tari Kern & your amazing staff at Pawsitive Steps Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine!!! If you have an animal with mobility issues, please give Pawsitive Steps a call for a consult, they are amazing!!

Denise Najera & Chance

I can never thank Dr. Kern and her staff enough for everything that they have done for my boy, Schnitz! Because of their expertise and compassion, Schnitz has a new zest for life. The Pawsitive Steps team is the best!

Valerie Ehrman

I wanted to give an update of Nahanni's progress this week to her therapy helpers. She's doing great, and as you can see uneven surfaces is a breeze when there's ice cold water at stake. This river is from one of the glaciers in Glacier National Park, Montana. I hope these pictures are a welcome sight and proof of the good exercises you've taught us. She had almost no problems maneuvering or with stamina on this trip and I'm very thankful for that.

Brandon Yuille

From Our Blog:

Returning to Sport after an Injury
Returning to Sport after an Injury

by Cathryn Adolph, LVT, CCRP, CCFT Last month, we took a deep dive into the when and why we choose to graduate a patient from rehabilitation.  We briefly touched on the fact that canine athletes and working dogs require specialized conditioning before returning to their sport/s after rehabilitation.  Just like our pet dog examples from […]

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<strong>Returning to Normal after an Injury</strong>
Returning to Normal after an Injury

By Cathryn Adolph, LVT, CCRP, CCFT Your dog has torn their cruciate ligament and had surgery to repair it.  They appear to be using their leg well but your rehabilitation team requests a few more weeks of appointments before graduation.  Why would your team request this or what makes us hold back a little bit?  […]

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Feline Physiotherapy
Feline Physiotherapy

by Colleen Lum LVT, CCRVN, CCFT Cats can be challenging to get to engage in their rehabilitation programs. Unlike their canine counterparts, they are not always so easily motivated by food, toys or praise. Honestly, they seem like they could care less about our plans or rehab goals, staring at us with judgmental gazes. So […]

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Our hospital tour allows you to take a look inside our facility as well as see some of our therapy equipment in action.

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