The First Evidence Based Smart Platform to Advance Client Education
Client education and compliance is one of the most challenging aspects of veterinary rehabilitation. Education research has revealed a range of learning styles including visual, linguistic, and physical. Other research has shown information retention improves when instructions are modified to a client's learning style. But in the busy clinic environment, finding time to provide clients with multi-faceted learning options is difficult.
Enter Canine Home Exercises, the first 'smart' video-based canine home exercise platform. Providing more than 400 exercises in fourteen categories with 74 pre-populated templates, the platform creates individual home programs, surgeon-specific templates or hospital-specific templates. Complete with clear photos, videos and written instructions, the programs are e-mailed to clients allowing them to view and execute the exercises successfully in the home environment. Simplification of medical records can also be achieved by downloading the programs into electronic medical records as attachments.
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Multiple universities and private practices are now producing canine rehabilitation research. Some of this evidence describes movement with functional kinematics and functional electromyography. Other research is advancing the use of modalities such as the use of electrical stimulation and cold compression after stifle surgery. The Canine Home Exercises team develops the diagnosis-specific templates based on the current evidence. As new evidence is published, the robust nature of the platform allows us to upgrade the content in real time allowing you to provide your clients with the most up-to-date evidence-based home exercise templates available on the market.
Deep inside the Canine Home Exercises platform the exercises are linked like a web. This allows differing user skill-levels to target specific logically sequenced exercises without having to wade through hundreds of individual options.
For novice users:
74 pre-made templates are provided.
Or, toggle buttons populate individual exercises. For example, clicking "Thoracic Limb" and "Strength" populates Level 1-4 thoracic limb strengthening exercises.
For intermediate users, joint specific exercises can be typed in the search bar. For example, "Carpal Strength" populates carpus strengthening exercises.
For advanced users, specific muscles and contractions can be typed in the search bar. For example, "FCU Eccentric Strength" populates Flexi carpi ulnaris eccentric strengthening exercises.
No matter how you, the user, choose to select your patient's exercise program, the client always receives simple and easy-to-follow instructions.
The Canine Home Exercises software allows the content to be translated into most languages. Platforms are current available in French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese. Translations are underway in Dutch, Chinese and Japanese. If you would like the content to be translated into your language, please reach out to the customer service team today.
Creator of Canine Home Exercises — Sasha A. Foster, MSPT, CCRT
Sasha A. Foster is the Rehabilitation Coordinator at Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Faculty for Canine Rehab Institute and Owner of Canine Rehab Shop. She has written more than a dozen books on canine physical therapy and fitness including the award winning books The Healthy Way to Stretch Your Dog, A Physical Therapy Approach and Canine Cross Training, Building Balance, Strength and Endurance in Your Dog. In 2013 she was awarded the first United States patent in canine rehabilitation for "Joint Stabilized Straight Plane Movement Stretching." Her mission is to provide canine companions with research-based, human-quality physical therapy evaluation and treatment techniques and to do so using therapeutic handling methods.