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​​​​Horse 'n Hound Physical Therapy, LLC • 288 South Merrimack Road, Hollis, NH 03049 • Copyright 2018. Equine Rehab Services. All rights reserved.


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May News from Horse 'n Hound PT
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WHAT'S INSIDE:            
Come to our Barn Sale 
Saturday, May 12,
9-3p fair weather only!
Donations accepted.
HnHPT THERAPY POOL
 to open Memorial Day Weekend!

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Pool Program details
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Pet of the Month:

In late November of last year our Jack Russell/Rat Terrier Brady developed a limp in his left rear leg. After consulting with our vet, Dr. Judith Surdam, VMD, we found he had ruptured his cranial cruciate ligament (CCL). Being that he was 12 years old and had already been through many surgeries we were worried about adding another one. Hearing the various options we had, we decided to hold off surgery as long long as we could and start him on physical therapy through House ’n Hound Physical Therapy, recommended by our Dr. Surdam.

Meeting with Horse ’n Hound we discussed the benefits of PT and what could be done in his case. Hoping restrictive and controlled exercises could benefit Brady, building up muscle mass he lost, due to lack of use and scar tissue in the affected knee, as well as decreasing the risk of injury in his other over-strained leg. Although, his knee could give at anytime and surgery would never truly be off the table, physical therapy could also very much benefit him [and us as owners] pre-surgery, helping with conditioning and recovery time.

Though Brady improved over the two months of PT, his knee did finally give out leading us to meet with Dr. Julia Zitz, DVM, at Animal Medical Center in Nashua. She highly recommended the Lateral Suture repair for his type of breed, age and recovery time. It was difficult the first few nights after surgery, but he was walking within a week and starting physical therapy right after the stitches were removed. 

Although putting Brady through surgery was a tough decision --due to both medical expenses and the risks of surgery-- overall, it was worth the cost. Before the operation the probability of knee failure was high, and his knee would continue to diminish. It’s hard to see your dog in pain and not being able to carry his own weight. Post surgery we feel much more confident in Brady engaging in his old activities and performing his therapeutic exercise program. Now having some continued rehabilitation for post surgical knowledge, exercise strengthening, conditioning with gradual return to “off-leash” activities, we have tools necessary to help prevent further tear in his other knee and/or to rehabilitate if surgery is again necessary. HnHPT has been so helpful through this process with Brady. Many thanks, ~Donna & Glen

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May is Lime Disease Awareness Month!



Don't forget to treat your pets with flea & tick meds so they are less likely to bring them into our homes.
For more info: 

https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/lyme/




We are trying to go natural with our staff doggies by using this : 


We have ordered a few more to have at our facility if you are interesting in purchasing a trial. Check in at the front desk to see and smell this environmentally and pet friendly approach to ticks not getting a free ride on your pet this spring.

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more information
on how you can
have your horse evaluated
for
FREE!!
FREE "Girthiness" CONSULTS FOR RESEARCH (w/in 10-mile radius)
UPCOMING EVENTS:
Jennifer Brooks, PT, MEd, CCRP, CERP just returned from  the STAAR Conference in NJ. She is anxious to pass along her newly learned techniques with our rehab staff and most importantly on to curing YOUR doggies ailments! Getting animals better, faster!

Treatment Clinics 2019:
 
Equine Back Pain and Core Building in February


and

The Stifle Rehab Clinic in March

Register early for savings $$$ by calling
603-465-4444 now,
for 20% reduction on registration!
 
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Jennifer Brooks, PT, CCRP & Jennifer Lyons, PT, with Orli
 
Jennifer Lyons, PT,  candide for Canine Rehab Certification will be “testing for her Certification exam”  this July. Please  wish her lots of luck when you see her in the clinic on Wednesdays. She is doing a great job for us at HnHPT. Many of her clients “want only her!!” and we are grateful to have her talent, rehab skills and TLC for her doggie clients.  After she sits for her exam Jennifer Brooks, PT, CCRP will be  meeting up with her in Knoxville for the two of them to  attend the International Annual Rehab Veterinary Physical Therapy Conference for more learning and networking of the latest rehab techniques for both horses and hounds! 
 
 

This Fall we plan to get back to:
The 
Fall Evening Series by presenting speakers on:
The Masterson Method for Equines and 
another on reading Canine & Equine Behaviorisms.

 


HnHPT staff will also be hosting Booth #1308
at Equine Affair again this year!
Rehab Tech Melina LaBonte, plays ball with SCULLY as her owners cheer her onward!

FREE
UNDERWATER
TREADMILL
SESSION

for your dog when you
 
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a $55 VALUE!
Physical Therapeutic Services
Offered at HnHPT:
  • Initial Evaluation
  • Therapeutic Exercise Instruction
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound
  • Home Exercise Program Prescription
  • Hydrotherapy in UWTM
  • Core Strengthening Programs
  • Pool Swim Sessions (watch a video here)
  • Walking Field Memberships for walking your dog
  • Laser Therapy
  • Laser Rental/Purchase
  • Mini Assessments (30-minute, $50 well-checks)
  • ...and lots more fun here at HnHPT!!!                
                                                                     Photo: Lori snuggles Ruby Diorio

 CALL TO INQUIRE 
 603.465.4444

Please consider a DONATION to
The "Pepper" Memorial Fund 

TO SUPPORT ANIMALS THAT NEED PHYSICAL THERAPY

Pepper was a 16 year old Rat Terrier who...(CLICK HERE TO READ MORE!)
 ...Diane and Rich had purchased a 10-pack Hydro therapy package. Upon contacting HnHPT with the sad news of Pepper's passing, they indicated they wanted their remaining $400 Hydro package purchase to go towards a donation for services needed by other dogs that could benefit from physical therapy but may not have the means to afford it. With this generous donation, we have developed the Pepper Memorial Fund for utilization by other needy dogs/animals. 

A big THANK YOU to Rich and Diane Travato for this generous gift —the inception of this fund-- that can keep on giving in the spirit of Pepper's memory. 

Please consider making YOUR REMAINING REHAB PACKAGE a contribution AT HNHPT - desperately welcome and most needed FOR DOGS AND OWNERS THAT CAN’T AFFORD REHAB.

Location

288 South Merrimack Road
Hollis, New Hampshire 03049
phone:  603.465.4444
fax:        855.845.7570
www.hnhpt.com

Hours

10am-5pm Mon
10am-7pm Tues/Thur
11am-7pm Wed
9am-4pm Fri 
9am-4pm Sat

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MISSION STATEMENT:  HnHPT will utilize scientifically proven physical therapy techniques to treat veterinary diagnosed orthopedic injuries, neurological diseases and other physical problems to enhance injury recovery and general conditioning improvement with a goal of "getting animals better, faster!” than they would without intervention and treatment. HnHPT will deliver services with the secondary goal of educating the human owners to a point they can understand and carry out preventive care, therapeutic strengthening and stretching in their pet’s daily routine.

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▲ JENNIFER BROOKS, PT, MEd, CCRP, CERT on the radio [Aug'17]
Happy Healthy Pets with Mark C. Robinson of Walkin' Wheels