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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

Jethro - Hindlimb Weakness & Hip DJD

Meet Jethro, our June 2021 Pet of the Month! Jethro is a 10-year-old Briard. We first met Jethro in March of 2019 as his family was interested in rehabilitation therapy for hind limb weakness and hip degenerative joint disease (aka DJD or arthritis). Following his initial evaluation, we started seeing Jethro for once-weekly rehabilitation sessions which included developing at-home therapeutic home exercise program, underwater treadmill, PEMF therapy, massage, and laser therapy. Jethro...

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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:

Warm-Ups; Not Just for Canine Athletes
Warm-Ups; Not Just for Canine Athletes

By Cathryn Adolph, LVT, CCRP, CCFT When we think of warm-up routines, we often picture top level human athletes.  I personally think back to the Olympic coverage showing Michael Phelps waiting on the side lines doing full range of motion with his arms.  But did you know warm-ups can benefit our dogs as well?  And […]

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A Year of Curbside
A Year of Curbside

What working through a pandemic has taught us. by Jennie Houghteling, LVT This time last year the world felt like a new and scary place.  We were coming out of a shut down and no one knew what to expect.  Some businesses were still closed, while others were trying to figure out what the “new […]

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Behind the Scenes – Hydrotherapy Maintenance
Behind the Scenes – Hydrotherapy Maintenance

by Cathryn Adolph, LVT, CCRP, CCFT At Pawsitive Steps, we are fortunate to have an underwater treadmill and a pool.  With any equipment, there is certain amount of maintenance that is required, and our hydrotherapy equipment is no exception.  In fact, we close earlier at the end of the week to allow time specifically for […]

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