SPECIALIZING IN KNEE AND HIP
SPECIALIZING IN KNEE AND HIP
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PHYSICAL THERAPIST: Carrie Smith, BsPT, CCRT (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist), Cert. Gunn IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation)
SPECIALIZING IN KNEE AND HIP EXERCISE PROGRAMS
*I provide Teleconsultation services for Canadian clients only
I have developed exercise programs to help rehabilitate and strengthen the canine knee (stifle) and hip. These programs are of great value for pet owners whose dogs have undergone knee or hip surgery. I provide consults for Pet Parents who want help:
- Restoring normal range of motion of the knee or hip
- Restoring strength in the hind leg
- Returning their dog to sport following 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.
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.
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.
Carrie has been a Registered Physiotherapist (human) for over 30 years and a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist for 15 years. She owns Kemptville Physiotherapy Centre and Kemptville Canine Centre in Ottawa, Canada.
An avid sportswoman, Carrie became certified in Sports Physiotherapy and in Intra-Muscular Stimulation (Gunn IMS). She was Team Physiotherapist for the Canadian Women’s National Hockey Team and the Canadian’s Men’s Rugby Team.
Carrie now travels with the Canadian WAO (World Agility Open) Team as the Team's phyiotherapist and she treats both canine athletes and their humans.