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Posted on 10-08-2018

Jake in Rehab

Sometimes Plan A does not work out.

Okay.

Often, Plan A does not work out.

For Jake we are a few plans passed that. 

Jake is an athletic and active guy.

Because he is a corgi (read, "long back, short legs"), there are some biomechanical challenges to his lifestyle.

This is true for any breed that is built this way.

They were bred this way to do a job, but there are challenges to the spine to support this physical arrangement.

Chiropractic care is often a great support for dogs like Jake.

Before bringing Jake to see me, Jake's mom had to make sure that I was good enough for her pup.

I think I must have passed the test, since that was several years ago now.

Jake initially did well with chiropractic care.

Gradually, he has become less cooperative for those visits.

We added acupuncture and herbs.

Helpful, but his lack of cooperation got worse.

I believe that everyone deserves a good experience with getting adjusted, regardless of age or how many legs they have.

This was becoming a tense experience for Jake.

After talking this over with Jake's mom, we decided to try rehab as supportive care for Jake.

I'm happy to report that so far, so good!

Jake enjoys these sessions a lot.

And his body seems to be responding well to the care.

It is not that chiropractic, acupuncture and rehab are all interchangeable pieces.

The key is finding the right care to support the pet in the way that is most beneficial.

Right now, for Jake, rehab seems to be the best fit.

I don't know that that will always be true.

By using the many tools at our disposal we are always looking to support Jake the best way for where he is right now.

And, hoping for lots of long term success!

Elaine noll said:

What an awesome summary of our journey...thank you. Just need to add that you proved yourself on me... i can now turn my hear BOTH ways after years of no left looks.... Yes jake thinks PT is a game... he also thinks he is winning the game. Thanks for keeping open to plans A B C D and beyond

2018-10-08 14:06:34

Elaine noll said:

What an awesome summary of our journey...thank you. Just need to add that you proved yourself on me... i can now turn my hear BOTH ways after years of no left looks.... Yes jake thinks PT is a game... he also thinks he is winning the game. Thanks for keeping open to plans A B C D and beyond

2018-10-08 14:06:35

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