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Arfit Welcomes Chloe (New Patient Profile) FCE Lumbar herniated disc
Chloe getting laser Chloe is a 7 year old mini poodle who underwent a bilateral tibial plateau lateral osteotomy in June. During her recovery period, she also suffered a spinal injury resulting in bilateral hind limb weakness and eventual paralysis in both her rear...read more
Meet Jack ! (New Patient Profile) Total Hip Replacement
Total Hip Replacement Rehabilitation Program. Jack is a 10 year old Black Lab with a striking personality and a right total hip replacement approximately 4 years ago. His owners brought him into therapy after they noticed he was limping more on his non surgical leg...read more
What is the difference between Dry Needling vs Acupuncture?
Dry Needling Technique What is the difference between Dry Needling vs Acupuncture? by: Tod Miner, PT CCRP Arfit Dog Therapy Chicago At Arfit, I perform Dry Needling on Cats and Dogs. One of the biggest questions I get is “What is the difference between dry needling vs...read more
Arfit Welcomes Bentley! (Patient Profile – post radiation rehabilitation)
Bentley receiving deep tissue work on his spine and legs. Bentley is an eight year old basset hound. He comes in to therapy because he is having difficulty walking and standing since his radiation treatments. At his initial evaluation, we noticed significant swelling...read more
Arfit Welcomes Oklee To The Pack (New Patient Profile) Cervical Disc Injury
Cervical disc herniation and quadraparesis Oklee is a 6 year old labrador retriever. In Early June, Oklee jumped off the bed and suddenly lost control of his hind legs. Within a few hours, he was unable to move his front limbs as well. His owners rushed him to the...read more
Meet Cole (new patient profile) Vestibular Syndrome
Cole Sabato Cole Came to therapy after developing vestbular symptoms post surgically. His head was tilted and he was having trouble standing, walking and turning. I noted significant cervical muscle spasming and treated that with deep tissue mobilization and laser...read more
Meet Achilles (new patient profile)
Massage For Dogs (part 3) – Techniques
Once you have set up your work area as described in part 2 of this series, you are ready to massage. First, have your pet lie in prone or on their side. Either position is fine. You can even start in standing or sitting if they’re not quite ready to lie down. They...read more
Massage for Dogs (part 2) Preparation.
Before we delve into the many massage techniques we can use on our furry family members, we need to prepare ourselves, our pet and our environment to insure a pleasant experience. Preparing your Pet: It is important to do massage when you and your pet are both...read more
Massage for Dogs (Part 1) – benefits and differences.
At Arfit Dog Therapy Chicago, we use a variety of massage techniques to improve your pet's well being. Wouldn't it be great if you could provide some additional relief for your pet at home? Well, here's how to get started. Benefits of Massage We all know the many...read more