Paws-itive Effects K9 Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services
A mobile service to your home for the physical therapy and rehabilitation of your pets,
promoting better overall health and quality of life.
Specializing in dogs, cats, puppies and kittens.
How It Works:
First, obtain a mandatory referral from your veterinarian that includes your name, the pet’s name, diagnosis, contraindications/indications, and the vet’s signature. Contact Paws-itive Effects K9 Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Services to schedule your appointment. The initial visit will take about one hour to get the pet’s medical history and injury history/progression. Each follow-up visit will take about 30-45 minutes, depending upon the diagnosis/treatment. It is highly preferred that the owner be involved with their pet’s treatment regimen so that they can continue treatment independently
Amber Kenney, Owner
MPT, MTC, CKTP, CCRT
Amber graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1997 with a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy. She has since acquired numerous other physical therapy certifications including her Manual Therapy Certification in 2004 from the University of St. Augustine, a Certificate of Recognition of Clinical Excellence in 2005, Clinical Instructor of Clinical Education in 1999, and her Certification in Kinesio Taping in 2006. Amber’s devotion to animals has lead her to obtain her Certification in Canine Rehabilitation from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI) in 2014; and she subsequently launched Paws-itive Effects K9 Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services. She is currently a Teaching Assistant with CRI in Coral Springs, Florida, and Broomfield, CO. In her free time, Amber enjoys volunteering at Animal Care and Protective Services and spending time with her husband and 3 rescue dogs.
Our Services Include:
Soft Tissue Mobilization
Functional Strength & Balance Activities
Flexibility & Stretching Exercises
Follow-Up Visits As Needed
TO SCHEDULE YOUR PET’S EVALUATION, CALL 904-401-7215 TODAY!
Our mobile service is the perfect solution for post-surgery pet care. In addition, we also treat neurological disorders, strains & sprains, athletic injuries, herniated discs, brain/spinal cord tumors, post fractures, immobilizations or amputations, and also injury prevention. Your pet will receive many benefits from Paws-itive Effects K9 Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services, such as:
Improved Functional Abilities
Increased Strength & Range of Motion
Increased Rate of Recovery From Injury & Surgery
And Most Importantly, Improved Quality of Life
“Just like humans, pets benefit from physical therapy!”
To provide a better quality of life for our pet, Bobbles, who has cerebellum syndrome, Paws-itive Effects K9 PTwith Amber has been providing weekly massages that stimulate his muscles to make sure ample blood flow is present in his limbs and entire body. Bobbles looks forward to Amber’s visits as he immediately relaxes when he sees her and welcomes her presence by climbing into her lap when she sits down next to him. As a result of this treatment, he is much more alert and active.
Our other puppy, Cassidy, will start functional strength and balance activities with Amber to restore fluid movement to his gait which is uneven as a result of breaking both of his front legs. Just like humans, pets benefit from physical therapy when recovering from broken bones.
– Christine L.
If my dachshund, Zoe, could speak, she would advise all canines with aches and pains to call Amber Kenney immediately!! My 13 year old Doxie suffered some back issues recently. After being on medications and trying to keep her confined, we decided to look into physical therapy, and are so happy we did. Amber worked with Zoe and again, if she could speak, she would tell you it made such a positive impact on her quality of life. Amber’s knowledge and how she gained the trust of our pet was amazing.
I have known Amber Kenney for many years. Our first encounter happened after I had knee surgery – the surgeon insisted that Amber was the best physical therapist and the rest is history. Amber has put me back together many times.
In 2014, we had a chance encounter and she told me that she had added canine physical therapy to her repertoire. In May 2015, my beloved labradoodle was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. He had a partial leg amputation and was fitted for a prosthetic. I was calling the shots this time, telling the surgeon that I had the best canine physical therapist and would not consider anyone else.
Amber is the best. She is gentle with the therapy and knows the physical limitations of her patients. She is thorough, making sure that the owner understands why she is doing certain things with the dog and what the owner needs to be doing to in between therapy sessions. And last, but not least, your pet will love her!
Mac (MacKenzie) is a seven year old, very active yellow lab. Unfortunately, he tore his cranial cruciate ligament in his rear left leg. Since the torn ligaments cannot be repaired, the surgeon performed a procedure called a Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy to stabilize the knee in August.
Following surgery, we had to limit Mac’s activity for four weeks while his knee was healing. Amber’s initial focus was on stretching and increasing the flexibility in the leg. When the surgeon felt the knee had healed enough for more activity, Amber started to introduce exercises to strengthen the leg. She was very accommodating by taking care of Mac at the kennel during the weeks we were traveling.
By November, Mac had progressed to the point where he was 90%. By continuing his exercise protocol, Mac should be close to his former level of activity by the end of the year.
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Serving the Jacksonville, Florida area and its Beaches, Mandarin, Orange Park, Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine.