CANINE PHYSICAL THERAPY / CANINE PHYSICAL REHABILITATION
VETERINARY REHABILITATION / VET REHAB
BALANCE & AGILITY
Pawsitive Results PT, located in Madison, WI focuses on animal rehabilitation or physical therapy for dogs. Examples of treatments used in canine rehabilitation may include strengthening, flexibility, pain control, and maintaining independence or mobility for dogs and their owners. We educate and work with owners for management of pain, arthritis, obesity, limited mobility, movement problems or neurological symptoms. The Pawsabilities are Endless!
PAWSITIVE Results PT
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
M-F: By Appointment
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat/Sun By Appointment (premium charge applied)
Pawsitive Results PT is based out of Madison, WI. We model ourselves from the B corporation structure. What does this mean? 5% of our profit goes to a charity or organization helping to make lives better for animals. This could range from your local animal shelter or rescue groups.
Our first experience with animal physical therapy programs or canine physical rehabilitation occurred through a local rescue organization. We worked with a family teaching them strengthening, core, and balance exercises for a dog who was rescued during a raid. He was one of about 144 animals who were kept in extremely poor environments. This young dog was severely under developed in his hind limbs due to constant cage confinement with other animals. Initially he was so weak he had difficulty raising his head up against gravity and walking without a limp. Over time, he gained strength (and confidence) and was happily adopted by his foster home and now goes running with his dad and fur brother several miles at a time.
The owner, Tiffany Virag, PT, OCS, CSCS, CCI graduated from The Ohio State University Physical Therapy program in 2005. On August 4, 2012 Tiffany's life changed when she was rescued by a german shorthair pointer who was abdoned in a state park on the Mississippi river. In 2015, Tiffany helped rehabilitate the dog previously mentioned from a raid situation and it became obvious that the connection to human physical therapy was also transferable to canine physical therapy including similar strengthening and balance principles in dogs. As a result, Tiffany decided to attend the Canine Rehabilitation Program at University of Tennessee offered to physical therapists, occupational therapists, and veterinarians. On the human side of things, Tiffany is Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy by the American Physical Therapy Association which is a rare differentiator demonstrating her expertise in physical therapy for people.
Tiffany has extensive training in manual therapy, muscle energy techniques, massage, pool therapy, gait training, biomechanical analysis, neuromuscular re-education, dry needling, and therapeutic exercise. Tiffany uses a global approach to work with your dog looking at factors which may impact function, pain, or everyday activities.
A variety of approaches are available to help address your dog's issues and to maximize their quality of life. Involving owners in their dog's care is key and this will be part of the plan from day one to help you be more involved with your pet's care. We look forward to meeting and working with you and your dog to make this the best canine physical therapy possible.
Tiffany can be found enjoying the outdoors with her rescue dog in their free time.