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We have been on the waitlist at SAGE for rehab for almost a month now and I am getting worried we may never get an appointment! I reached out to a woman our vet recommended that offers swim therapy sessions…butI am wondering, is swim therapy as effective as hydrotherapy for a rear leg amputee?
Thanks in advance!
You ask a great question Vicky! We addressed that in this blog post you may find useful:
SAGE is awesome but if you can’t get in soon you may want to try Dr. Strubel in Pacifica. I know it’s a haul if you’re in the East Bay, but friends of ours in Oakland found it worth the drive. They had a great experience with her, she knows her stuff:
Hi Jerry! I reached out to A Well Adjusted Pet when I first started my search and they were all booked til mid May… and also really really expensive! The evaluation itself is $375.. yikes.
Thank you for sharing the video, I came across the video you shared as I was searching the forum which brought me to start my original post. I was hoping some tripawd pawrents have had some good experiences with swim therapy.
Wow that is on the high end for sure. Don’t forget that whoever you go with our Tripawds Foundation may reimburse up to $200 for that first consult as long as the practitioner has a “CCRT” or “CCRP” after their name.
Oh cool glad you found the video. Yes we’ve had tons of members report good results with swim therapy! Here’s one from the Way Back Machine:
and if you dig through these blog search results you’ll find more adorable stories of swimming Tripawds