Lauren Nuttle, doctor of physical therapy at Aquacare Physical Therapy, has completed the first portion of the Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP), “Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation,” Aquacare announced this week.
Aquacare Physical Therapy in Millville is now offering canine rehabilitation, a specialized approach to rehabilitation of “man’s best friend,” to the lower Eastern Shore.
Nuttle has nine years of experience as a licensed physical therapist and has been a dog owner and dog lover for her entire life. She watched as her labra-doodle Lexi began to struggle to get up and greet her each evening as she returned home from work.
Knowing that she had the knowledge base to treat such problems in her human patients Nuttle began searching for a program that would allow her to have the same impact in her dog, as well as other canines.
Under Nuttle’s guidance, Aquacare will offer canine rehabilitation, including manual therapy, such as joint mobilization, soft-tissue massage and passive range of motion. Therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular re-education and owner education is provided to allow pets to safely return to their previous level of function following injury or surgical procedures.
Initial evaluation costs $75, with each subsequent session at $50. Clients can pre-pay for 10 sessions to get 10 percent off. For more information, stop by the clinic in the Millville Town Center or call (302) 539-3110.