Bug had his first "working" physical therapy appointment today.
We started our appointment with some moist heat and massage. Bug was guarding his right rear leg a bit, but overall Cathy did not think he felt tight. Yay!
Then we introduced Bug to the underwater treadmill. While he was slightly stressed out and giving Eeyore ears, I am/was absolutely amazed by how little adjustment there was. When it first started to move Bug did hug the side, but very quickly he was walking down the center. He took his first treat at a little past the half-way point. Yay Bug!
Once Bug was dried off we did some work on the big red peanut. Cathy bounced the ball while lifting his left rear and right foreleg and vice versa. We noticed that when she did the right rear and left foreleg he did lean into her a bit. Then she asked Bug to sit-stand, sit-stand. Bug thought that was rather exhausting!
After the peanut Bug did some cavelettis. They were set at about 4" and Bug felt very confident he was supposed to speed through bouncing all the way. Cathy did not agree and it took some work to get Bug to do the cavelettis at a slow leisurely pace.
We finished up by icing Bug. Our next appointment is on Tuesday. We will use how Bug felt after this appointment as a gauge for how to proceed. He seems a bit tired, but that's about it. We have appointments scheduled through the month of April. Let's see where it takes us!
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