“To give your best friend their best life.”
Animal lovers at heart
How did we start?
As an animal lover, Rod hated to see that our companion animals suffered from the same conditions and injuries that we do, but were receiving no rehabilitation afterwards. After some investigation, he discovered that UT-Knoxville partnering with NESeminars had the only university based program specializing in physical rehabilitation of animals. He enrolled as quickly as he could and has now completed over 100 classroom and hands-on hours under the guidance of the excellent staff of veterinarians and physical therapists that run the program. He also spent time externing in Raleigh, NC at the Animal Rehabilitation and Wellness Institute to enhance his knowledge of companion animal rehabilitation, earning him his CCRP, or a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner.
Recovery that Works
What is Canine Rehabilitation?
Physical rehabilitation is a relatively new tool to veterinary practices in the United States. Although the idea has been around since the 1970’s, it has only recently begun to gain popularity and acceptance in the veterinary world. The principles and techniques used are developed from human physical rehabilitation and have been time tested. Now our companion animals are able to receive the same care that we receive after an injury or surgery.
The use of physical rehabilitation is based on the principle of Active Recovery. In abbreviated form, the body and injury will recover faster with controlled activity* than with complete rest (passive recovery). Through controlled activity, tissues of the body maintain elasticity and higher levels of functioning. This is true of muscles as well as articular cartilage. Patients that are involved in physical rehabilitation tend to recover quicker, maintain more muscle mass and lose less motion of their joints. This translates into your companion animal returning to normal activities sooner than animals that use the passive recovery method.