Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Physical Therapy Round 2

Last night was Luna's second visit to physical therapy.  We got there early and stayed a little late so she actually had almost 1.5 hours of therapy.  Boy, was she tired when we got home!

We started with stretching the legs and practicing standing.  Afterwards, we spent a lot of time encouraging her to walk around the room.  Her back left leg was showing progress, but she was having trouble with the front left.  She did not want to use it and would keep it braced as long as possible until it knuckled over.  The physical therapsit has some more tricks up her sleeve to encourage her to work the front left if she still doesn't want to next time.

Since Luna was showing progress with her back left, the therapist wanted to see if we could get more from her with the underwater treadmill.  Instead of supporting her with the pool noodles, we suited her up with a life jacket.  It helped her stay afloat while forcing her to stand on her own.  Another therapist worked her front left leg, but as you'll see in the video, she did awesome!
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I'm glad she got a chance to walk and that her back left is improving.  Hopefully, we'll see some progress with the front left and get to spend more time in the tub at our next visit.

6 comments:

Two Greyhound Town said...

It must be wonderful to see her walking in the pool. Keep up the great work, Luna!

Two Greyhound Town said...

...and it's also wonderful that she is walking on land, too. She is making great progress!

gyeong said...

Keep going strong, Luna.

Sue said...

What great progress.

Sending hugs to Luna (((Luna))) from me and Song.

Hiking Hounds said...

Way to go, Luna!

houndstooth said...

It's great to see her still making such great progress! :)