TITLE: Help! Assistive Devices in Physical Rehabilitation
HOURS: Fri., Sept. 29, 8:30am - 12:45pm OR Fri., Sept. 29, 2:15pm - 6:30pm
WORKSHOP RATING: ★★ DVM/VMD, VT, PT, PTA
MAX PARTICIPANTS: 20 10 Spots Remaining
CONTACT HOURS: (4.0 RACE-approved)
DESCRIPTION: Assistive devices are vital to support our animal patients throughout their journey in physical rehabilitation, whether it is temporary to recover from an injury or for long-term management of a progressive condition. It can be overwhelming knowing where to start, from carts to boots, harnesses, to supportive garments. Dr. Moe brings her special interest and expertise in the realm of assistive devices from a background in pediatric physical therapy, along with over 13 years in animal rehabilitation. This course provides background knowledge on a variety of assistive devices, how and when to choose them, and for what patient populations. Participants practice applying and fitting devices including wheelchairs/carts on canine volunteers.
Help! Assistive Devices in Physical Rehabilitation
Jenny Moe, PT, MS, DPT, CCRT Owner, Doggon' Wheels Owner, Pawesome PT/ Moe Love MFR VP, APTA APTSIG San Francisco, California, US
Dr. Jenny is a licensed human physical therapist of 20 years and earned her certification in canine rehabilitation 13 years ago from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI). In 2009, Dr. Jenny left pediatrics to work in a busy specialty veterinary practice in the San Francisco Bay Area (SAGE Veterinary Centers), where she built up the rehab practice to two locations. She moved on to open a practice (Pawesome PT) in the South Lake Tahoe region in 2018 in Stateline, NV where she stayed until the pandemic led them back to San Francisco in 2020.
Dr. Jenny now focuses on a mobile manual therapy practice and Doggon' Wheels in the San Francisco area. Dr. Jenny is excited to pair her love for assistive devices, senior pets, and creative solutions with the business. She has a passion for educating the veterinary world and the public about the benefits of early use of assistive aids for a wide variety of patients, and undoing the belief that impaired mobility is "the end of the road/last resort".
Dr. Jenny is well-known among her colleagues for her creative treatment approaches and solutions to tailor ideas to individual cases.