Initial rehab sessions last 1.5 hours and include a thorough discussion about your pet's medical history, a complete physical exam, a detailed orthopedic exam with measurements, and a gait/posture assessment. This initial session also includes treatments as time allows, which may include any of the services listed above (including acupuncture) that will best address your pet's condition (manual therapies, exercises on equipment, laser therapy, etc). You will also be given a home exercise plan to begin at home, guidance with diet, home modification suggestions, and supplement recommendations.
Follow-up rehab sessions will last between 30 minutes and 1 hour, depending on the pet and condition.
Initial acupuncture sessions last 1 hour and include a complete physical exam and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine assessment. Types of acupuncture may include dry needling (most common), but electroacupuncture and aqua-acupuncture (Vitamin B12 injections into acupuncture points) may be offered if indicated. Acupuncture appointments also include diet and herbal recommendations, when appropriate. Dr. Staple has access to consult an herbal specialist through the Chi Institute for more complicated cases to ensure any herbs recommended are safe to give with multiple medical conditions and medications.
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Follow-up acupuncture sessions may last between 30-45 minutes.
Integrative Medicine Consults
These appointments involve complete review of your pet's medical history and a thorough physical exam. Diet, lifestyle, supplement, and herbal formula options will be discussed. This appointment is best for pets that are not good candidates for acupuncture, or if an owner simply wants guidance on diets or herbal formulas. The first visit is 30-45 minutes. *This appointment type does not include any treatments/therapies.
Telemedicine appointments are available for current patients only. Gait assessment, feedback on home exercise techniques, massage/stretching coaching, custom acupressure therapy plan, review home environment and suggestions for modifications, weight loss and nutrition plan, and answers to your questions. 30-minutes.
30-minute phone consults are available to provide general information regarding your pet's condition and help you develop a plan with your veterinary team.