What happens at a rehabilitation appointment?

What happens at a rehabilitation appointmentPrior to your appointment:
• Fill out your new client information form, client rehabilitation form and consent for rehabilitation
• Make sure your pet has urinated and defecated so he’s comfortable
• Please have your primary vet and surgeon (if applicable) fax or email recent rabies certificate and medical history relating to this injury/condition to (503) 914 0343 or healingartsvet@yahoo.com
• Bring any discharge instructions from your surgeon
• Bring your pet’s favorite snack or toy (whatever motivates her) for rewards
• Be on time — rehab appointments are jam packed with activity!

Your first appointment:

• Dr. Mandi will review your pet’s lifestyle, injury, surgery or athletic event with you
• Dr. Mandi will review the records and examine your pet
• Dr. Mandi (with your valuable input) will set short and long term goals (change positions in the list)
• Dr. Mandi will start with simple exercises and appropriate equipment with your pet to see how she likes to work, what motivates him to work, and what exercises he can do
• Dr. Mandi will send home “homework” based on your client information sheet and the goals for the pet.  Every pet and owner have to work out how they best work together, so homework exercises are always a work in progress.  Your feedback is essential to finding the best exercises and outcomes for your pet.
(new bullet) A full report of exercises and goals will be emailed to your veterinarian
(new bullet) A full list of exercises, how to do them, how many and how often will be sent by email

Follow up appointments:
• Discuss progress and adjust goals as appropriate
• Evaluate how “homework” is going so we can make adjustments
• Continue modalities that are working well
• Add exercises as your pet progresses
• Change up exercises so your buddy isn’t getting bored
• A full report of exercises and goals will go to your veterinarian
• A full list of exercises, how to do them, how many and how often will be sent by email