Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Member Log-In E-Mail ID Password GO!
Home
About Us
Visit Popcorn Park
Animal Care Centers
About Adoptions
Programs
Planned Giving
Events
Publications
Animal Archives
Campaigns
Ways toHelp
Kids
Employment
Contact Us
Site Map
Donate Now
Not a member? Join Us
Subscribe to our eNewsletter
GO

Share |

4/18/2011-Patrick - Physical Therapy Update



I saw Patrick for his second PT visit on Friday 4/15. Bruce and John were there. John took video and had me explain various techiques I was dong. Bruce took pictures.

Patrick is sweet and cooperative to work with. He was very tired after the initial visit, which is to be expected, but since his situation is so unique I felt I needed to somewhat modify my approach for his second visit. For example, I am using a light form of massage called "effleurage", which is more of a stroking type of movement to increase circulation and promote relaxation, instead of heaving kneading or friction types of massage. The muscle stretching is performed gently with not too many reps. The type of strengthening I use for him is caled "Functional strength exercises" which are fun for him and use the whole body as a unit, being more efficient and allowing rest breaks in between. With Patrick's loss of muscle mass and general fatigue, I am trying to balance doing enough each session to help him improve while at the same time not being overly aggressive in order to avoid unnecessary soreness or strain.

I will keep giving you updates and please let me know if you need any additional info from me at any time.

Thank you for the opportunity to provide service to Patrick.

Susan E. Davis, PT

_____________________

These pictures are proprietary to the Associated Humane Societies/Popcorn Park. No one has the right to use or reproduce these pictures.

4/18/2011

     GO!
Patrick's Story Continues ...
Patrick Is A Victim of Animal Cruelty, Again!
Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied
8/2011 - New Patrick Tees Support Our ResQ Fund!
Patrick Update - July 2011
Patrick Update-June 2011
5/6/2011-Patrick Update
Patrick's Picture Gallery
4/27/2011 - Patrick Update, Physical Therapy
4/28/2011 - Patrick - Just Being A Dog
4/22/2011-Patrick's Latest News
Patrick's Next Steps
4/20/2011-Update on All Things Patrick
4/20/2011 - Patrick's Surgery A Success
Patrick Videos
4/15/2011-Patrick Meets Julie Benz, Makes More Progress!
4/14/2011-Patrick's Physical Therapy Report
4/12/2011-Physical Therapy and More for Patrick
Patrick's 9th Healing Session
Patrick's 8th Healing Session
Patrick's 7th Healing Session
4/6/2011 - Updates on Patrick
On Patrick - Beware of Scammers!
Animal Communicator Talks to Patrick/Update 4/6
Patrick's 6th Healing Session
Patrick's Healing - Night of 4/1/2011
Patrick's Second Healing Session
4/1/2011-Patrick Out and About
3/31/2011-Patrick Receives Visits, Love, and Is Eating More!
3/30/2011-Patrick's Abuser's Charge Upgraded and More
Patrick's First Healing with Oephebia
3/29/2011-Patrick - Kisses and More Updates
3/29/2011-Patrick's Story on NJ Radio
3/28/2011-Patrick's Tail Is Wagging!
3/26/2011-Summonses Issued in Patrick's Case
3/25/2011 - Patrick Becoming More Responsive
3/24/2011-Patrick's Progress Continues
3/21/2011 Update on Patrick
3/20/2011 Update on Patrick
Patrick the Dog Starved - Thrown Away As Garbage


Home | About Us | Popcorn Park Zoo | Shelters | Adoptions | Programs | Planned Giving | Events | Publications | News | Campaigns | Contact Us | FAQ | Links | Site Map | Privacy Policy

2005-2012, created and maintained by Fitting & Zidd, LLC

Show Other Categories