Last Thursday I started my physical therapies! First I got some cold laser on both of my knees and then we did some special exercises.
This first one is for balancing and keeping muscles in my legs working well. On Thursday I tried it with just the one funny ball under my front feet, but when we went back on Monday Dr. G made it more challenging with another funny ball for my back feet.
And I get to trot over these neat cavaletti. At first I wanted to jump them all at once, but I figured out how to step over one at a time pretty quickly 🙂 Mom says this is like an exercise she used to do with her horses!
Dr. G did some special stretches with me too and then it was time for the water treadmilling! She went in with me the first time to make sure I was okay.
The water makes me a little nervous and excited (as you can see by my BIG eyes!), but it is kind of fun too and I get treats 😀
After my first physical therapies, mom took me to a nice park so I could sit on my mat a while and smell the fresh airs. It was a very beautiful day.
So far I have had two physical therapies and they are going well. I get to go twice a week for a while! Dr. G is really nice and I like learning the special exercises she teaches me to do. She taught mom how to do more exercises with me at home too. I can’t wait to go back for more therapies on Saturday! 😀