Sports Medicine for your Dog!!

Lisa Woodside (Ready to Go Veterinary Rehabilitation) will be at the Farm on Wednesdays for preventative maintenance and rehabilitation work on our dogs.

If you don’t know Lisa, she has recently left the vet practice she was part of to start Ready to Go Veterinary Rehabilitation, www.readytogovetrehab.com,  a small semi-mobile veterinary rehabilitation practice serving the suburbs of the Chicagoland area.  Dr. Woodside graduated from the University of Nebraska in 2005 with a degree in Animal Science.  She then continued pursing her dream of becoming a Veterinarian and graduated from Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009.  In 2010 her childhood dog, Max – a chocolate lab, began having more trouble getting around.  She decided to take him for underwater treadmill therapy, because she’d heard that was helpful.  After a couple months she realized there was more to this “rehab stuff” than just underwater treadmill.  She went on to get certified in canine rehab through the Canine Rehab Institute and certified in veterinary spinal manipulation through the The Healing Oasis Wellness Center.  Dr. Woodside’s main interests are in dog sports, specifically injury prevention (fitness and conditioning) and post-surgical recovery and pain management in older pets.

“At Ready to Go Veterinary Rehabilitation, we strive to provide the best care possible for our patients.  We go back to the roots of rehabilitation in manual therapy, targeted therapeutic exercises, and preventative care.  By providing good preventative maintenance, we hope to help spread the work about injury prevention in our athletes and our weekend warriors.  Also, we are there for those animals who do have an injury to help them get back on their feet.  We look forward to a time when rehabilitation becomes standard of care and are excited about being part of that movement.”

Contact Lisa at lisawoodside.dvm@gmail.com for more information.

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