How Does it Work?

  • Conditioning by exercise helps enhance balance, strength, gait, transitions and overall fitness.
  • Therapeutic exercise programs are designed to progress as patients improve and reach fitness or recovery goals.

How Does it Help?

  • Regular therapeutic exercise is indicated for patients with known musculoskeletal disorders, even if they are not yet showing symptoms.
  • Regular therapeutic exercise helps prevent loss of strength and muscle atrophy commonly seen in geriatric dogs.
  • Participation in planned therapeutic exercise helps strengthen the human-animal bond.
  • Specific exercises targeting strengthening of muscle groups play a role in recovery and return to function after surgery.
  • Exercises can be tailored to address problems with balance, proprioception, posture and difficulty rising.