THERAPY
SERVICES

CANINE PHYSICAL THERAPY is revolutionizing pet care, and we know that proper treatment can return your pet to a higher quality of life and GET YOU BACK TO DOING WHAT YOU LOVE WITH YOUR BEST FRIEND! Let the MACKE INSTITUTE OF CANINE THERAPY guide you, as we chart a course for your pet's long-term health. We provide a range of services that can transform your pet's health.

THIRD, we prescribe targeted exercises to regain full STRENGTH

FOURTH, we progress therapeutic exercises to achieve the highest level of FUNCTION

The RECOVERY SEQUENCE is supported by evidence and research to provide the most effective path to your pet's recovery.

Akita

EVALUATION

A comprehensive evaluation of your pet's physical health will allow your  therapist to determine the best plan of care.  Whatever the needs of your pet, the evaluation will provide the basis for their course of treatment.

THIRD, we prescribe targeted exercises to regain full STRENGTH

FOURTH, we progress therapeutic exercises to achieve the highest level of FUNCTION

The RECOVERY SEQUENCE is supported by evidence and research to provide the most effective path to your pet's recovery.

Dog at Vet

MANUAL THERAPY

A physical therapist's most valuable assets are her hands, allowing her to feel, understand, and manipulate the body in ways that other specialists cannot. Manual therapy is research based, and has profound benefits for orthopedic and neurologic conditions.

THIRD, we prescribe targeted exercises to regain full STRENGTH

FOURTH, we progress therapeutic exercises to achieve the highest level of FUNCTION

The RECOVERY SEQUENCE is supported by evidence and research to provide the most effective path to your pet's recovery.

Dog Waving

THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE

Exercise is ESSENTIAL for your pet to progress, but not just any exercise will do. By prescribing a customized exercise plan, physical therapists target the specific muscles your pet needs to strengthen in order to fully recover. THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE IS THE HEART OF PHYSICAL THERAPY.

THIRD, we prescribe targeted exercises to regain full STRENGTH

FOURTH, we progress therapeutic exercises to achieve the highest level of FUNCTION

The RECOVERY SEQUENCE is supported by evidence and research to provide the most effective path to your pet's recovery.

Cockapoo being held

CONSERVATIVE MANAGEMENT

In some cases, conditions that might normally be referred for surgery can be treated conservatively with PHYSICAL THERAPY. Imagine avoiding a costly surgery and a grueling road to recovery for your pet! If you're considering surgery, ask your vet if PHYSICAL THERAPY could be an alternative.

THIRD, we prescribe targeted exercises to regain full STRENGTH

FOURTH, we progress therapeutic exercises to achieve the highest level of FUNCTION

The RECOVERY SEQUENCE is supported by evidence and research to provide the most effective path to your pet's recovery.

Dog in Pain

PAIN MANAGEMENT

Dogs do not communicate pain like humans do. They "play through pain" until it becomes intolerable, and by the time they show signs of it, they are already hurting significantly. PHYSICAL THERAPY targets the pain at its roots to fix the actual problem.

THIRD, we prescribe targeted exercises to regain full STRENGTH

FOURTH, we progress therapeutic exercises to achieve the highest level of FUNCTION

The RECOVERY SEQUENCE is supported by evidence and research to provide the most effective path to your pet's recovery.

Dog wearing Cone

PRE- AND POST-SURGERY

Many people spend thousands of dollars on costly surgeries but do not realize that physical therapy is often essential for full recovery.  Lost muscle mass and function are difficult to regain, but PHYSICAL THERAPY can help get your pet in shape before surgery and start the process of recovery on DAY ONE following the operation!

THIRD, we prescribe targeted exercises to regain full STRENGTH

FOURTH, we progress therapeutic exercises to achieve the highest level of FUNCTION

The RECOVERY SEQUENCE is supported by evidence and research to provide the most effective path to your pet's recovery.

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PALLIATIVE CARE

As your pet's life nears its end, PHYSICAL THERAPY can provide additional quality of life and respite from pain. As you and your pet prepare, let us help make your their final days not only bearable, but meaningful and comfortable...for them and for you.

THIRD, we prescribe targeted exercises to regain full STRENGTH

FOURTH, we progress therapeutic exercises to achieve the highest level of FUNCTION

The RECOVERY SEQUENCE is supported by evidence and research to provide the most effective path to your pet's recovery.

Dog in Orthotic Device

ORTHOTICS AND ASSISTIVE DEVICES

Orthotic and assistive devices are EXPENSIVE and must be properly fitted and adjusted to your pet. Poorly fitted devices can actually cause further problem and increase the risk of additional injury. We can provide accurate measurements for your device, so you only have to order once.

THIRD, we prescribe targeted exercises to regain full STRENGTH

FOURTH, we progress therapeutic exercises to achieve the highest level of FUNCTION

The RECOVERY SEQUENCE is supported by evidence and research to provide the most effective path to your pet's recovery.

Dog Jumping over Poles

SPORTS MEDICINE

PHYSICAL THERAPY can help improve your active athlete's performance and prevent sports-related injuries. We will work to get your pet into peak physical condition or address any medical issues that may be preventing peak performance. 

THIRD, we prescribe targeted exercises to regain full STRENGTH

FOURTH, we progress therapeutic exercises to achieve the highest level of FUNCTION

The RECOVERY SEQUENCE is supported by evidence and research to provide the most effective path to your pet's recovery.

Fat Dog

WEIGHT LOSS

Overweight dogs not only have additional, undue stress on their joints, fat tissue also causes inflammation.  Studies also show that even a small amount of weight loss can reduce the severity of chronic lameness, especially in dogs with osteoarthritis.  Even without other treatment, weight loss dramatically improves physical health.