Rehabilitation Evaluations- Orthopedic

By Cathryn Adolph, LVT, CCRP, CCFT

Limb measurements (aka muscle mass) measurements are taken during an initial evaluation.

Our rehabilitation evaluations involve an extensive physical examination designed to assess your pet from an orthopedic, muscular and neurological standpoint. We do this by assessing your pet’s posture, gait, joints, reflexes, and muscles (soft tissue).  This evaluation is quite comprehensive, so we will be covering it in detail over the next several entries. Today we will cover how we evaluate your pet orthopedically.


Adapt and Overcome

by Janelle Allen, LVT

Rehab During a Pandemic

Eve does not want to get out of bed for her exercises. She’d much rather sleep in.

The last several months have been quite different in the world. Many people are working from home or are forced to collect unemployment with some businesses having to close completely. Social distancing and face masks (including those made from cloth) are also part of the normal daily grind nowadays. With so much disruption, what do we do? We adapt. And then we adapt some more. Restaurants are offering more carry-out services or contact-less delivery. Birthday parties are now birthday parades. Families get together over video calls for virtual “happy hour.” Our pets have also had to adapt to this new life, which means new routines for them as well.