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PT for pets? Vets prescribing physical therapy

General February 6, 2014

In this March 18, 2013 photo provided by Colorado State University, Sasha Foster, rehabilitation therapist, works with a great dane named Claire who receives electrical stimulation for pain management and therapeutic exercise for hind limb weakness due to a congenital neck injury commonly known as "Wobbler's Syndrome" at the Small Animal Orthopaedics at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, in Fort Collins, Colo. PT for pets is one of the fastest growing areas of veterinary medicine. (AP Photo/Colorado State University, Joe A. Mendoza)When Ronna Kelly's dog, Cici, made little progress following knee surgery, Kelly decided the athletic Australian shepherd mix should try treatment usually reserved for humans: physical therapy.


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