August 2018 Newsletter
We have more space and brand new equipment including two underwater treadmills, cold lasers, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and therapeutic exercise equipment. Stop by and visit us! We are happy to give you a tour!
5 River Road, Flanders, NJ
Four and a half months ago Tucker was diagnosed with a full CCL (Cranial Cruciate Ligament) tear in his right hind leg. Tucker is 11 1/2 years old and his mother was conflicted about whether or not to surgically repair the CCL tear. She wasn't a fan of surgery, especially at Tucker's age. But she wanted to make sure that Tucker would be able to continue his active lifestyle. This includes daily walks in nature preserves with his "brothers and sisters" and meandering into the local brook. After much information gathering, including two vet opinions, Lori decided on conservative treatment for Tucker's CCL tear. Over the years we have had great success with conservative rehabilitation of CCL tears for dogs of all ages and sizes. Earlier this year a study was presented at the annual Veterinarian Conference that indicated long term outcomes for dogs with surgical repair of CCL injuries and dogs that underwent conservative rehabilitation were similar. There are certainly many cases were surgery is the best option. However, it's good to know that there is a viable conservative alternative.
Alphie is a six-month old Labrador Retriever puppy in the Puppies Behind Bars Program. Over the years I have given multiple in-services on puppy and adult conditioning and I have donated conditioning equipment to the program. The staff and puppy raisers are always incredibly receptive and work hard to ensure the puppies are successful.
Puppies Behind Bars is an amazing program that I feel strongly about. Visit their website: https://puppiesbehindbars.com