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PHYSICAL THERAPIST: Jen McNutt, BSc, MScPT, Diploma in Canine Rehabilitation
IMPROVE MOBILITY THROUGH REHAB AND ASSISTIVE DEVICES
I offer one-on-one, client-centered guidance on exercise, mobility, conditioning, and massage techniques that can help pets regain function and reduce pain. I work with dogs of all ages and all injuries however, I specialize in older dogs and orthopedic conditions such as sprains/strains, arthritis, back pain and post-surgery.
I also offer direction in selecting assistive aids for your pet, such as harnesses, carts, and braces. My goal is to provide an individualized, wholistic approach to help pets be more comfortable and improve mobility. I provide consults for Pet Parents to:
- Assist dogs in maintaining mobility and function in their senior years.
- General exercise consult and demonstration of simple massage techniques.
- Recommendations for modifications in the home environment to reduce the risk of injury and make it easier for older pets or pets returning home from surgery to get around the home.
- Recommendations on assistive aids that may best help your pet with mobility issues.
I am a physical therapist with a diploma in Canine Rehabilitation. I help develop at-home exercise programs, guidance on massage techniques to reduce pain and improve movement, and education on home modifications and safety for your pet. I offer direction in selecting assistive aids such as harnesses, carts, and braces. I have been practicing canine physiotherapy for over 10 years and own Kootenay Canine Physio and also Thera-Paw Canada, where I fabricate custom braces and boots for pets.
My goal is to provide an individualized, wholistic approach to help pets be more comfortable and improve mobility. I work with dogs of all ages and all injuries however, I specialize in older dogs and orthopedic conditions such as sprains/strains, arthritis, back pain and post-surgery.
If contacting me for help with a pet following injury or illness, I will need the following information before the consult:
- Pet's name, breed, weight, age
- Pet's injury or issue
- When did injury or issue occur
- In what sport or activity is the pet involved
- Why are you seeking a consult
- Veterinary professional who is currently treating the pet including clinic name, phone, e-mail
Once you purchase the consult, you will be provided with instructions.
Teleconsultations for Pet Parents
A Teleconsultation is a live pet care visit that's done using a cell phone, tablet, or computer. You can access Vital Vet Consultants from around the world without ever leaving your home. Each Consultant is carefully chosen for their expertise in a specific area including orthopedic and neurologic conditions, sports medicine, athletic conditioning and return to sport, rehabilitation and physical therapy, holistic therapies, assistive products and equipment, and much more. Consultants answer questions and teach skills and techniques useful for pets. You may recognize our Consultants - they are some of the top people and pioneers in their field. We are incredibly lucky to have them as Consultants, and our pets are the better for it.
Teleconsultations for Veterinary Care Professionals
A Teleconsultation is a live patient care visit that's done using a cell phone, tablet, or computer. You can access Vital Vet Consultants from around the world without leaving your clinic. This is an excellent way to co-treat with a specialist without impacting your veterinary-client-patient relationship. Each Consultant is carefully chosen for their expertise in a specific area including orthopedic and neurologic conditions, sports medicine, athletic conditioning and return to sport, rehabilitation and physical therapy, holistic therapies, assistive products and equipment, and much more.
What Happens After I Book a Teleconsultation?
Your Consultant will contact you to schedule a convenient virtual appointment date. You may be asked to submit information about your pet to review before your meeting. Most appointments are scheduled within 5 business days of purchase but can be made sooner, if needed. That's it. We want to make it as simple as possible for you and your pet to get the help you need.
"I cannot recommend rehabilitation for your animal enough, it has saved me money and has increased the quality of life of my mini dacshund in his later years. Jen is an amazing therapist and works wonders" - Kiera MacIntyre, MScOT
"We have been taking our dogs to Jennifer McNutt at Kootenay Canine Rehabilitation for about five years now. She is the greatest discovery we have had since we moved to this area."
"Jen is kind, caring, intuitive, analytical, efficient, and easily the most skilled canine physiotherapist we have ever been to. She truly understands the musculoskeletal system and biomechanical principles in the treatment of animals. She is always searching for the root of the issue and works on multiple underlying problem areas in a visit to ensure that nothing is overlooked. Her ability to analyze mobility issues is exceptional. Jen is also highly knowledgeable and incredibly skilled in the hands-on portion of treatment."
"We have a three-legged dog and two other dogs with multiple knee surgeries and back issues and as a result, our dogs go for treatment regularly. They always feel better and have improved mobility when we leave. They are comfortable with Jen and accepting of treatment because her efforts clearly relieve their pain. Quite honestly, I am not sure what we would do without her as the level of care she provides surpasses any we have received at any other clinic. More importantly, she is always learning new techniques and improving her skills which is truly impressive."
"We highly recommend Kootenay Canine Rehabilitation in all aspects of treatment." - Tammy White and Terry Peterson