Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Underwater Treadmill: Second Attempt

This time the vet, who is also a physical therapist, took charge. She got in the tank with Chou. 

She held a harness to keep Chou Chou's rear legs upright, so she couldn't sit. The water went into the tank, more water than last week. And Chou had a new plan: she lifted all 4 paws off the floor of the tread, and floated. She was so pretty with her long hair, floating... but not helpful for her physical therapy.

The doc drained out a lot of the water so Chou couldn't float. And suddenly, she was walking! All 4 feet were trotting underwater. She trotted for almost 9 minutes. A good workout! Now I am hopeful that the water treadmill skills will transfer to the home treadmill and she will be able to use it.

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