Veterinary Acupuncture brings healing to dogs with pain; here’s Sue’s story with Dr. Teri Dowdell, WestVet’s Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist.

When “Sue’s” owner Kate won a certificate for one physiotherapy visit with Dr. Teri Dowdell at a local fundraising event, she says she was curious to see how treatments could improve Sue’s wellbeing. WestVet's Dr. Teri Dowdell offers Veterinary Acupuncture for pain relief. At twelve-and-a-half, Sue has been a very active dog.  You can see her “in action” with these beautiful pictures. However, Sue appeared to be suffering from some bilateral pain in her rear hip are, possibly the ilopsoas muscle. Kate says that Sue’s pain was possibly due to a soft tissue injury that she had suffered years ago.

After her appointment with Dr. Dowdell, Kate emailed us this message:

“Sue received laser treatment on her iliopsoas, followed by some acupuncture and she is now moving much more freely in the rear. It was very interesting listening to Dr. Dowdell explain the procedures and science behind the treatments to the intern veterinarian who was working with her. If you’ve got a critter that needs physiotherapy, she is the person to see!”Veterinary acupuncture at WestVet to improve your dog's agility and pain.

Thank you, Kate, for sharing your thoughts and this talented and inspiring dog with us!

Dr. Dowdell utilizes numerous therapeutic treatments to help pets who suffer from: 

  • Post-Operative rehabilitation
  • Weakness/Immobility
  • Neurologic/Orthopedic issues
  • Arthritis
  • Obesity
  • Pain management
  • Improved performance

WestVet offers Physiotherapy, including therapeutic exercises performed with several physical modalities such as hydrotherapy, cryotherapy, ultrasound, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, and acupuncture. The goal is to improve the recovery of patients with both chronic and acute conditions, if your pet could benefit from treatments, give us a call today!


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