Canine Rehabilitation

Canine Rehabilitation at Los Robles….

Restoring, Recovering, & Rebuilding -- One Step At A Time

Dr. Jennell Appel is currently the only certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist in the Big Bend Region of Florida.

Offering Expert Care In:

  • Musculoskeletal Disease
  • Neurologic Disorders
  • Post-operative Rehabilitation
  • Strengthening and Conditioning Programs
  • Canine Athlete Injuries
  • Weight Management

Benefits of Rehabilitation:

  • Decreases pain, inflammation, and scar tissue
  • Increases strength, mobility, and joint range of motion
  • Improves circulation, cardiovascular fitness, and flexibility rehab

How it Works:

Services begin with an initial consultation, which involves a complete orthopedic and neurologic evaluation, as well as gait analysis. A treatment plan is then formulated specifically for the needs of your pet. A home exercise protocol will also be provided, along with detailed instruction for you the owner, in order to maximize the benefits of your pet’s therapy.

Services Offered:

  • Range of Motion, Stretching, Joint Mobilization
  • Massage Therapy
  • Laser Therapy
  • Neuromuscular Electrical Nerve Stimulation
  • Strengthening, Balance and Coordination Exercises
  • Land Treadmill Exercise
  • Heated Whirlpool Hydrotherapy
  • Senior Canine Wellness Program
  • Home Exercise Protocols
  • Weight Management Program
  • Athletic Conditioning
  • Wheelchair fitting/modification
  • Nutritional Supplementation rehab

Wellness and Conditioning Program:

The Wellness Program strives to improve, maintain, or enhance the musculoskeletal performance and fitness of your companion.

The Focus of this program is on overall fitness for:

  • Overweight and deconditioned pets
  • Pets with chronic diseases such as osteoarthritis
  • Former rehabilitation therapy patients
  • Working and sporting dogs where the goal is to promote optimal performance


"Wally" concentrating hard on his cavaletti exercises


"Catcher" will swim all day as long as he can carry his bumper


"Carl's" Spa Day in the hot tub


"Abbey" says his new Canine Cart fits perfectly


"Teddy" working up a doggie sweat on the balance ball


"Catcher" showing off his excellent shoulder angulation at the Snowbird Retriever Club Canine Sports Medicine Seminar


"Lucy" demonstrating Figure-8 pattern walking


"Bandit" enjoying passive range of motion exercises in the hot tub

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  • "Fabio wasn’t eating the food I was giving him and I didn’t feel he was getting the nutrition he needed. Thanks to Dr. Anderson, he evaluated Fabio and his current diet to make some recommendations and now Fabio has gone from barely eating to finishing his meals and he looks healthier than ever. You clearly are an expert in your field...thanks so much!"
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