At Back on Track, we build for your pet's long term health. Our programs are designed to help you learn to help your pet. In addition to our in-clinic therapy plans, each client is provided with a comprehensive customized home care program. Since the recovery period, however long or short, generally has a beginning and an end, time spent on therapy is critical to reaching your pet's optimum performance level.
Our therapy methods range from underwater treadmills and pools to physio balls and inclines with a variety of methods for application. After a thorough evaluation of your pet, our veterinarian determines the best care plan to facilitate healing, recovery, and overall well-being. Our staff then tracks your pet's progress to key milestones.
Hydrotherapy: Swimming is often the gentlest exercise for incapacitated animals. Hydrotherapy is an excellent option for amputees, paralyzed pets, and obese animals.
(Above) Osiris, a Newfoundland, in the therapy pool. (Right) Dr. Shaw works with Kizm, a Golden Retriever, in swim therapy.
Underwater Treadmill: The underwater treadmills facilitates exercise, neurological retraining and weight loss by providing buoyancy. The water's buoyancy provides a natural way to alleviate pressure on joints and limbs.
Hercules (left) and Spencer exercise in the Underwater Treadmill.
Manual Therapy: Many different hands-on techniques (osteopathic, indirect, myofascial, joint mobilization, massage, etc.) are employed to help facilitate flexibility, muscle and joint health, nerve function and pain relief.
Therapeutic Ultrasound: Ultrasound treatments provide relief by reducing pain, swelling, tendonitis, muscle spasm, and helping improve the strength of scar tissue.
(Right) Blue, a Bernese Mt. Dog, receives an ultrasound treatment.
TENS: Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation provides muscle strengthening, redevelopment, and pain management.
Max, an English Mastiff, receives electrical
Heat/Cold Therapy : Cold therapy moderates pain and swelling while heat therapy can help increase blood supply to healing tissue. Both are helpful in pain management.
A hot pack treatment.
Neurologic Reeducation: Neurologic retraining improves mobility, coordination, and balance by stimulating communication between nerve and muscle. This also includes care for bowel and bladder incontinence.
Bear (left) uses a wheel cart and resistance bands for neurologic retraining.
Pulsed Signal Therapy (PST): PST is a painless, noiseless, non-intrusive therapy which uses magnetic fields to generate healing in bone and cartilage.
Ned, a Border Collie, receives PST treatments.
Home Care: Each patient is provided with a customized home care plan which can include an exercise regimen, massage, stretching routines, and/or a diet and supplement plan.
Nutritional Supplementation : Patients are evaluated for appropriate nutritional care, and recommended vitamin and nutritional supplements may aid in recovery.
Therapeutic Exercise Equipment : Exercise equipment can include inclines, exercise balls and rolls, carts, steps, cavaletti rails, obstacles, resistance bands, tugs, and toys. While some exercise equipment is for in-clinic use, other equipment can be purchased or rented for home use.
Zermatt, a Burnese Mt. Dog, works on a physio ball. Stanley (right), a lab, exercises with a resistance band.
Therapeutic Splints & Supports: Patients needing extra support can be prescribed splints, wraps, or bands to aid in mobility and healing.
Max, an English Mastiff, wears a splint to support a recovering leg.
Post-Op & Inpatient Boarding: Pets needing repetitive treatments can stay overnight in our state-of-the-art facility while their families vacation or attend to business. Many families residing a considerable distance away enjoy the convenience of being able to board their pets with us while rehabilitation is in progress.