Behind the Scenes – Hydrotherapy Maintenance

by Cathryn Adolph, LVT, CCRP, CCFT

Scrubbing the base of our underwater treadmill, with the tread lifted up.

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 water maintenance!  Let’s take a look at what we do to keep our water clean and ready for our patients!

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Achilles Injuries and Orthosis Options

by Colleen Lum LVT, CCRVN, CCFT

Fig. 1 Normal hock anatomy.

Many of us have heard of an Achilles tear or injury occurring mostly in professional sports, however it is something that can also occur with our canine and feline counterparts as well.