Canine Physical Rehab, Inc.

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Great News for Veterinarians!
Comprehensive Canine Rehabilitation is
Now Available in Nearby Montgomery.
Complement your patient programs with CPR services. CPR provides an extension of care beyond capabilities of most veterinary practices.  We will provide patients with a complete range of rehabilitation and/or wellness options.

CPR is a referral-only business, and your referrals are greatly appreciated!

Caine Physical Rehab Staff:

  • Carol Jurca, PTA, CCRP
  • Erin Vest, VT, CMT
  • Jacqueline Vodicka-Eich, VT

Click here for the Referral Form. Just Open, Print, and Fill Out!
Please note that Adobe pdf viewer is required to view (click here to download to Adobe).
Note: Your veterinarian MUST be the one to fill this out. Pet Owners are more than welcome
to print this out for their pet's veterinarian. When completed just submit to C.P.R., Inc

Carol A. Jurca, PTA, CCRP is a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) since 1988.  Carol acquired her Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) through the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007, and completed an internship at the University of Illinois in the Small Animal Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Physical Rehabilitation Department.

- Shoreline Aquatic Treadmill
- Jog-a-Dog Inclined Land Treadmill
- Alpha-Stim Microcurrent                                                     
- Steps, ramps, Cavelleti rails at various heights
- Balance boards
- Physical Therapy Balls          
- KLaser            
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
- Gait analysis
- Exercises designed to improve:
   - Range of motion
   - Strength
   - Endurance
   - Proprioception and Balance Activities
   - Weight bearing
   - Muscle Girth/Reverse Atropy
- Manual Therapy consisting of:
   - Range of Motion
   - Stretching
   - Massage










Treatable Conditions at C.P.R.:

Hip/Pelvis:  Hip dysplasia, pelvic fractures, coxofemoral luxation.
Cranial cruciate ligament rupture, patella luxation, fractures, and OCD.
HockOCD, tendon and ligamnet injuries, and aftewr fracture repairs.
ShoulderBicipital tenosynovitis, OCD, contracture of the infraspinatus muscle, fracture stabilized and other muscle, tendon and ligament conditions.
Elbow Elbow luxation, elbow dysplasia, tendonitis, and OCD.
CarpusHyperextension injuries, and muscle, tendon and ligament conditions.
Degenerative myelopathy, degenerative lumbosacral stenosis, cervical spondlyomyelopathy (wobbler's syndrome), fibrocartilaginous embolic myelopathy (FCE), intervertebral disc disease at various spinal levels after surgical stabilization, or an injury to a nerve in the trunk or a limb.
Senior Dog Conditioning:
Dogs are living longer and arthritis comes along with that package.  When arthritis worsens pain is increased, walks become shorter, muscles become weaker, endurance decreases, if the owner is feeding the same amount of food, then a gradual weight gain occurs - causing more stress and strain on already painful and weak joints.  Our senior conditioning program address the pain issue with Alpha Stim Microcurrent, massage, range of motion by therapist and with gym exercises.  As the pain and  inflammation decrease, low impact exercises are slowly increased, strength and endurance build, walks become gradually longer, quality of life improves, and the dog acts happier and is able to participate more with the family.
Other Various Conditions:
Soft tissue injuries, gait abnormalities, after limb amputation to improve gait and balance, after trauma (stable), joint instability, obesity, arthritis, and general wellness & conditioning programs.
Benefits of Canine Rehabilitation:
Increased - Strength, range of motion, muscle girth (reversal of muscle atrophy), joint stability, weight bearing, endurance, circulation and improved walking.
Decreased - Pain, inflammation, edema, healing time, limping and weight (if overweight).
Benefits of the Aquatic Treadmill:
Buoyancy offering decreased stress on painful joints, walking with resistance to improve strength and endurance, passive hip extension improves stride length, and walking in the water causes greater stifle and elbow flexion.  Water temperature is 92 degrees, life vest is used and the height of the water and speed of the belt is dialed in to achieve optimum gait quality. 
    Water level to the hock = 10% reduced weight bearing.
    Water level to the greater trochanter = 60% reduced weight bearing.
Contraindications to Canine Rehabilitation:
Unstable medical conditions (fracture not stabilized, infections, unstable cardiopulmonary condition).

Alpha-Stim Microcurrrent:
ASMC is essentially an artificial current of injury to signal the body to begin the healing process y polarity correction.  Negative polarity is essentially for the healing process to begin and continue.  ASMC increases ATP levels by 500%.  Injury, anesthesia and TENS units decrease ATP levels significantly, which greatly slows down the healing process and leads to chronic conditions.
Indications to use ASMC:
Any injury either orthopedic or neurological, pain reduction, inflammation, arthritis, sprains, strains, fracture repair, improving circulation, treating infections, anxiety and OCD reduction.
ASMC is very beneficial to use right after orthopedic or neurological surgeries to reduce pain, inflammation, and edema.  ASMC is also used to speed the body's ability to heal itself and to improve function.  Improvements are obvious on the first application after orthopedic surgery with increased weight bearing due to pain reduction.  Improvements with neurological patients after IVDD surgical intervention by reducing edema, improving neurological function by stimulating dermatomes, spinal cord and brain stem.
Contraindications to ASMC
Pregnancy and pacemaker.
This unit has been used on people for 30 years, and in 2000, thanks to Dr. Ava Frick, DVM, she designed and implemented veterinary applications with the ASMC device.
How well is this unit tolerated by dogs?
Very well since the ASMC device is sub-sensory and has a relaxing effect, and shaving the dog is not required.

Cost of Treatment Sessions:

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.

We look forward to establishing a positive working relationship with you, and serving your clients by offering comprehensive canine rehabilitation services at CPR.
Thank you for considering this energizing discipline for your clients!




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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