Friday, January 27, 2012

Impressing the Therapist

Last night was another physical therapy session.  Our physical therapist had been away last week so she was seeing Luna after two weeks.  She was very impressed with her progress.  There is still some wobble in her back end and she needs to improve on her left front, but overall she is progressing very well.  Here is Luna in the tank all by herself...
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Following the underwater treadmill, the therapist worked Luna on some new equipment.  Luna's favorite was the blue dome ball (seen below) which she happily stood on for treats.  I'm thinking of purchasing one of these balance balls since it is something she likes and there are plenty of exercises that can be done on it.

I spent some time asking the therapist some big questions regarding Luna's future.  One big question I've had is when can she be allowed to run off leash.  Since she stumbles when she is distracted (and that happens so easily), the therapist does not recommend her running off leash for about six months.  We can start jogging with her and encouraging her to run a very short distance (throw a toy and have her bring it back).  Once she is consistent with using all four feet we can start looking at having her run in a small yard by herself.  It is going to be a long time before she can run with another dog.

So the good news is Luna is continuing to show great progress and is enjoying her exercises.  It's been almost two months since her accident and I could never have imagined she would have made so much progress by this time.

3 comments:

gyeong said...

She looks greyt. Glad she is doing so well.

Angela J. said...

It's hard to believe how much she has improved in just 2 months; those 6 months will go by fast too. Nice that she enjoys her exercises too.

Sue said...

She's doing so well.