Canine Physical Rehab, Inc.

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Great News For Pet Owners!
Comprehensive Canine Rehabilitation is Now Available in Nearby Montgomery. 5 minutes off I-88 and the Orchard Road Exit.

How can YOUR dog benefit from canine rehabilitation?

Q:     What is canine rehabilitation?
A:     It is physical rehabilitation for dogs.  Your dog is the patient.

Q:     Do you offer grooming and obedience training?
A:     No.

Q:     Are wellness and conditioning programs offered at CPR?
A:     Yes.  A dog that is in good physical condition is less likely to suffer musculoskeletal injuries; their joints have greater stability than deconditioned dogs. 

Q:     Do you work with senior dogs?
A:     Yes.  Dogs are living longer now and arthritis is part of that package for many senior dogs.  As the arthritis worsens pain increases, walks become shorter and slower, muscles get weaker and may get thinner (muscular atrophy), joints become stiffer and may loose range of motion, endurance decreases and your older dog certainly looks and acts old.  At Canine Physical Rehab we offer treatments to reduce your dog's pain, gentle low impact exercises to increase strength, massage and gentle range of motion manual work, and exercises to improve range of motion and strength, and gradually your older dog is taking longer walks, less limping when walking and acts happier.

Q:     What about a weight loss program?
A:     We offer a weight loss program with low impact exercises, strengthening exercises, and establishing  a home exercise program that is to be performed daily.  Your dog's weight will be taken on a weekly basis.  It is essential that you ask your Veterinarian about specific dietary guidelines for your dog; type of food, amount of food, feeding schedule, and lower calorie treats.  If you don't make any changes to your dog's current feeding schedule, adding exercise will  NOT be enough for weight loss.  A proper diet and exercise is essential for weight loss.  An overweight dog has greater stress on painful and weak joints, higher risk for diabetes, and certain breeds have a much greater chance of herniating a disc in their back by being overweight.
Q:     Who will be working with my dog at CPR?
A:     Carol A. Jurca, PTA, CCRP, owner & operator of Canine Physical Rehab.  Carol acquired her Physical Therapy Assistant degree in 1988, and completed her training in 2007 for the Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner at the University of Tennessee, Veterinary College, and she completed her internship at the University of Illinois, Small Animal Teaching Hospital, Physical Rehabilitation Department.
  • Erin Vest, VT, CMT
  • Jacqueline Vodicka-Eich, VT


Q:     What treatments are available for my dog at CPR?
A:     Low impact exercises in the aquatic treadmill, inclined land treadmill, Alpha-Stim Microcurrent (electrical stimulation device that your dog cannot feel and has a relaxing effect - tolerated very well) that is used to decrease pain and inflammation, speed the body's ability to heal itself with orthopedic and neurological conditions - typically results are seen within  the first 1-2 sessions if pain is the limiting factor during walking.  Massage, accupressure, stretching, and range of motion manual therapy is offered.  Multiple strengthening exercises in our gym utilizing steps, ramps, stepping over low to mid height objects, wobble boards, balance boards, standing and walking on 4" thick memory foam for balance exercises, etc...
Advanced pain relief now available!
Laser therapeutic effects - during each painless treatment, laser energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness, and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.
Initial loading dose for the K-laser is typically 3 x the first week, 2 x the second week, 1 x the third week, and boosters as needed.
Commonly treated conditions with the class 4 K-Laser:
- Osteoarthritis
- Joint pain
- Tendinopathies
- Edema and Congestion
- Ligament Sprains (ACL)
- Muscle Strains
- Puncture Wounds
- Post-Traumatic Injury
- Post-Surgical Pain
- Neck and Back Pain
- Hip Dysplasia
- Burns
- Chronic Wounds
- Rehabilitation
- Post-Orthopedic Surgical Recovery

Q:     What are typical goals for canine rehabilitation?
A:     Improving:     Quality of your dog's life by improving their strength, muscle mass, range of motion, increasing weight bearing on affected limbs, endurance, balance, ease of movement, increase joint stability, improved walking and a dog that is happier and able to keep up with the family once again!
       Decreasing:     Pain, inflammation, swelling, stiffness in joints and muscles, reduced limping, reduced weight and healing time shortened.

Q:     How much will it cost me for canine rehabilitation at CPR?
A:  Initial Evaluation 90-120 minutes,$190.00; includes treatment which may consist of:  Class 4 laser, electrical stimulation, massage, range of motion, stretching, land or water treadmill, issuing and teaching a detailed home exercise program as determined by evaluating therapist/DVM as appropriate per dog's condition.

Follow up 1-hour sessions
are $90, flat rate which include: Class 4 laser, electrical stimulation, massage, range of motion, stretching, a variety of land exercises, land and water treadmill, as determined appropriate. 

Follow up 30-minute sessions are $60, flat rate and include: Class 4 laser, e-stim, massage, ROM, stretching, a variety of land exercises, land and water treadmill, as determined appropriate.

Payment Options:
1) Pay as you go, pay at the end of each session.
2) Prepay 10 sessions and receive a 10% discount.
3) Credit cards, checks, and cash accepted.
4) We also accept Care Credit, which is a 0% financing loan spread out over 6 months.

Q:     Are discounts available?
A:     Yes!  First of all my rate is already discounted as compared to other facilities that offer canine rehabilitation.
        You have the option to prepay 10 sessions and receive a 10% discount.

Q:     What are the benefits to continued canine rehabilitation at CPR and at home?
A:     A stronger, healthier and happier dog who is less prone to injuries as compared to a dog that does not receive proper levels of activity.

Q:     How do I get started at CPR?
A:     Contact your Veterinarian to discuss your dog's condition, and have your Veterinarian complete the Canine Physical Rehab, inc. referral form and fax it to CPR 630-264-9839.  CPR works as a referral-only business, ALL clients coming to CPR must have their Veterinarian complete the referral form.  Please ask your Veterinarian to include with the referral form any medical records relating to your dog's condition so that we may better care for your dog.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Carol at 630-926-4530.

I look forward to meeting you and your dog! 
Carol A. Jurca, PTA, CCRP Owner of C.P.R.



Canine Physical Rehab, inc. - CPR
Carol A. Jurca, PTA, CCRP
2285 Cornell Ave.
Montgomery, Illinois 60538
Office Phone:    630-264-9840
Fax Line:          630-264-9839
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday   8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday             8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
All appointments by veterinarian referral only.


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