Ajo Veterinary Clinic’s Dr. Audrey Christensen is offering physical rehabilitation sessions to help your pet improve strength and mobility. She is currently studying and training for a Certification as a Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner.
Part of this training has involved working with a few of her current patients like Earl. Earl has suffered from knee ligament injuries on both rear legs and has had previous orthopedic surgeries to help repair one of them. Unfortunately arthritis has set in and was affecting Earl’s ability to enjoy his normal activities like going for walks and playing. Along with his family’s dedication, Dr.Christensen has been performing massage therapy, range of motion and strength building exercises over the past 2 months. Since beginning this therapy, Earl’s need for his pain medication has decreased to only a few times per week and his ability to walk longer distances without discomfort has improved. Earl’s family has recently reported that Earl is showing more interest in playing and family interactions.
If you have a dog who has been suffering from hip dysplasia, stifle (knee) injuries, elbow stiffness, or back injuries and would like to see if physical rehabilitation might help with their chronic pain, call our office to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Audrey Christensen. Appointments are available Wednesday through Friday.