Prosthetics and Orthotics for dogs are a relatively new concept, but one that is endorsed by veterinarians: “Veterinary orthotics and prosthetics do work, It can be a lifesaving and life-changing therapy in the right cases.” Veterinary Practice News, June 28, 2017.
We think Lab mix rescue, Sammi, would agree!
Beautiful Lab Mix, Sammi, was spotted by an alert concerned citizen after being dumped out of a truck on a back road near Shelbyville. She picked Sammi up and contacted New Destiny Dog Rescue about her and was requested by them to take her to Bedford County Animal Control. New Destiny then pulled Sammi in from the shelter.
Sammi had suffered an ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) injury which is a tear or injury affecting the knee joint and surrounding ligaments. Kasey Parsons, PT, with Elite Physical Therapy, and volunteer for New Destiny, reached out to Restorative Health Services about her injury. Parsons was familiar with Restorative Health Services, as she and the company have worked together for more than 20 years with “people patients”:
Restorative agreed to fabricate and fit Sammi with a custom made ACL brace. She reacted well with the brace and is getting better every day.
She loves having her picture made and will adopt all kinds of poses to invite the attention--she especially likes "driving" as can be seen in the photos.
Thanks to Donna Armstrong Clanton and Kelly Skelton Weise, founders of New Destiny Dog Rescue in Bedford County, for rescuing Sammi and for reaching out to us for Sammi’s ACL brace.