February, the month of love. We are full of love this month, what
with it being Valentine's Day and all...but we are full to overflowing
because it's our anniversary, too! Or is it a birthday?
Either way, CRCG opened its doors on February 2, 2005!
We can't believe it's been 8 years. We've grown and changed in
those 8 years, we've learned lessons and some of them the hard
way. We've loved and lost, as all pet owners do at one point or
We thank you for letting us be a part of your lives, and we're really
honored to be a part of yours. We continue to strive to make each
day better and to provide the best care that we can for you and your
And here's to 8+ more years, we wouldn't be here without you!
a 5-year old Skye terrier, underwent surgery for vertebral disc extrusion
at the thoracolumbar junction. Post operatively, she was unable to
stand, had feeling to her hind limbs but only a little motion. A
rehabilitation protocol was instituted that included acupuncture, range
of motion, scratching and tapping to stimulate nerve input to the
spinal cord, working on transitions from down to sit and sit to stand,
as well as placing Reese in a standing position and asking her to hold
in that position with assistance. Hydrotherapy in the endless pool was
initiated to help with improved awareness and feeling in the hind
limbs, and to encourage motion without weight bearing. Over time, Reese
became stronger and motor movement to her hind limbs improved.
Gradually, her exercises progressed to improve coordination,
strengthening and gait retraining. During this time, Reese began
working with cavaletti poles, peanut ball
exercises, and land exercises for hind limb and core strength, and she
also began walking in the underwater treadmill. All of these helped her
to begin walking with minimal to no assistance. Now, Reese is going on
walks, where she uses a cart to help her balance, she plays in the snow
and continues to gain strength, coordination and balance. She comes for
therapy once weekly to help maintain and encourage continued improvement.
Cassie Clusman went to the
University of Colorado and received a Bachelors
of Science in Advertising with a minor in Technology, Arts &
Media. She has had a love of animals since a very young age, and
has always worked with dogs in one way or another. She loves the
Colorado outdoors and enjoys hiking, rock climbing, target archery,
West African Dance, fiddle, and traveling the world. She hopes to
be able to use her studies in a way that she can help the ones she's
most passionate about: our 4-legged friends. As a new employee, she is
excited to be working at CRCG and with others who also have a passion
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Canine Rehabilitation & Conditioning Group, LLC
3 convenient locations in metro Denver and surrounding area
Broomfield- 8855 W.
116th Circle Broomfield, CO 80021
3760 S. Lipan Street Englewood, CO 80110
104 S. Main Street Longmont, CO 80501