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Please read, sign and share to help expand healthcare choices for animals.  Increasing consumer access to qualified prof...
01/01/2019
Sign Petition: Animal Physical Therapy in California 2019

Please read, sign and share to help expand healthcare choices for animals. Increasing consumer access to qualified professionals will allow more animals to get the care they need.
https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/142/642/234/?fbclid=IwAR14kYFh34LfE7RSUQaxx_FAKZIvjyj0kc80B2N6VOxZ82OQxttIOTqbaU4

Goal: Protect your rights as a consumer to choose which qualified provider you want to render physical therapy and rehabilitation (28 signatures on petition)

Congratulations Kobe!! This adorable little puppy broke his leg at 8 weeks old and has finally made a full recovery! Now...
05/04/2017

Congratulations Kobe!! This adorable little puppy broke his leg at 8 weeks old and has finally made a full recovery! Now Kobe can run and play like the silly puppy he is all day! #graduate #ptworks #labrador #labradorpuppy #puppylove #inspiration #physicaltherapy #animalrehab #caninept

Bayley loves coming in for his #coldlasertherapy treatments! Cold Laser Therapy helps keep this senior boy happy and com...
04/11/2017

Bayley loves coming in for his #coldlasertherapy treatments! Cold Laser Therapy helps keep this senior boy happy and comfortable at 13 years young! #seniordogsrule #silverfacegoldenheart #labrador #caninept #animalrehab #ptworks #physicaltherapy #spectravet #cpta #caapt

04/10/2017

Skye makes this incredibly difficult exercise look like a walk in the park! Walking backwards while balancing is an excellent hamstring and abdominal muscle strengthening exercise! #physicaltherapyworks #physicaltherapy #recovery #strengthening #legday #goldenretriever #hydropaws #cpta #caapt #animalrehab #caninept

04/07/2017
Inspirational Rehab Story of Manny

Want to be inspired? Check out Manny!
This is what a physical therapist certified in canine rehab can do to help pets!
Manny and his humans were incredibly inspiring to our team. Enjoy!

Do you want increased access to these qualified non-vet specialists in California? We encourage you to get involved today and let the Veterinary Medical Board know you support the language that was crafted by their appointed task force. For more information on how to make a difference to increase access to these professionals, please go to www.caapt.org

#caapt #caninerehab #hydropaws #animalrehab #springerspaniel #physicaltherapy
#atlasrehabforcanines

This is Manny. He is a springer spaniel that suffered from an unknown neurologic problem. His veterinary neurologist sent him to canine rehab with Karen Atla...

#eyespy a little Jake hiding in our towel rack! Silly boy was so proud of himself to find this cozy little hiding spot w...
04/06/2017

#eyespy a little Jake hiding in our towel rack! Silly boy was so proud of himself to find this cozy little hiding spot while we were getting ready to do his #hydrotherapy ! #frenchbulldog #hideandseek #playtime #squishyfacecrew #whereswaldo #hydropaws

ACTION ALERT!Write the California Vet Medical Board today and let them know you want increased access to licensed physic...
04/04/2017

ACTION ALERT!
Write the California Vet Medical Board today and let them know you want increased access to licensed physical therapists certified in animal rehabilitation! They will be voting on April 19th, so voice your support and send them an email today!
Here is a sample letter. Feel free to use this in its entirety or craft your own!
Want to have more choice in practitioners for your pet?
Email them today!

Email your letters to:




Members, California Veterinary Medical Board
c/o Annemarie DelMugnaio, Executive Director
1747 N. Market Blvd. Suite 230
Sacramento, CA 95834

RE: Board Meeting Vote Set for April 19, 2017
Please distribute to all members of the CVMB for consideration prior to the vote on April 19, 2017

Dear California Veterinary Medical Board (CVMB) members,

I respectfully request you to support the Animal Rehabilitation Taskforce recommendation to allow veterinarians to refer pets to a licensed physical therapist certified in animal rehabilitation who is working at a premises that meets state health and safety standards, as determined by both the CVMB and the Physical Therapy Board of California (PTBC). It is my understanding that such referrals would be authorized only after a veterinarian has conducted a thorough medical examination and determined that physical rehabilitation would be a beneficial treatment option. Furthermore, to ensure my pets’ safety, the veterinarian would determine the level of supervision needed for the practitioner rendering the rehabilitation services throughout the duration of the animal’s treatment plan. To increase access to these qualified practitioners, licensed physical therapists trained and certified in animal rehabilitation should be allowed to practice on their own premises. I am strongly opposed to a mandate requiring a veterinarian be on the same premises as that would increase the cost of these services and limit my choice and access to qualified practitioners. I don’t expect my doctor to be on the same premises as my physical therapist, and likewise, I don’t expect my veterinarian to be onsite for rehabilitation services for my animals either.

As you know, physical therapy techniques are providing thousands of pets, including horses, relief from painful and debilitating injuries, surgeries, sore muscles, aging joints, and many more ailments. Growing public awareness about the positive benefits of animal physical rehabilitation treatments is increasing the demand for services. I believe that this recommendation would expand healthcare options for the thousands of Californians who love and cherish their pets, while also protecting the health and welfare of animals treated by qualified non-veterinarian rehabilitation therapists.

Again, I respectfully request you to support this very important recommendation as written by the VMB Animal Rehabilitation Taskforce as it relates to the ability of licensed physical therapists with certification in animal rehabilitation to practice on animals.

Sincerely,

Name:

Date:

Address:

*The Animal Rehabilitation Taskforce’s recommendation to the CVMB:
“California licensed physical therapists with advanced certification in Animal Physical Rehabilitation (APR) (with such certification to be defined by the California Veterinary Medical Board (CVMB) and Physical Therapy Board of California (PTBC) working cooperatively) may provide APR under the degree of supervision to be determined by the veterinarian who has established the Veterinary-Client-Patient-Relationship (VCPR) on a veterinary premises or APR premises (as defined in regulation by the CVMB and PTBC working cooperatively), or a range setting."

cc: Bill Gage, Chief Consultant for Senate Business, Professions, and Economic Development Committee
Senate Business, Professions, and Economic Development Committee
State Capitol, Room 2053
Sacramento, CA 95814

cc: Leondra Clark-Harvey, Chief Consultant for Assembly Business and Professions Committee
Assembly Business and Professions Committee
Legislative Office Building, Room 383
Sacramento, California 95814

Pluto was a little camera-shy but he sure does look stylish in his new hock brace! Now Pluto can play with his siblings ...
03/22/2017

Pluto was a little camera-shy but he sure does look stylish in his new hock brace! Now Pluto can play with his siblings without pain! @goherogo #stylin #newshoe #achillestendonrupture #livepainfree #hydropaws #caninept #animalrehab #ankleinjury #anklebrace #caapt #cpta

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Tobee is all dressed up and ready with his pot o' gold! Maybe you'll find him and his kitty at ...
03/17/2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Tobee is all dressed up and ready with his pot o' gold! Maybe you'll find him and his kitty at the end of a rainbow today! #luckoftheirish #stpatricksday #swissshepherd #hydropaws #animalrehab

Wear cute clothes, support a great cause!  3 designs!Visit the new APTC/CAAPT storefront for super cute dog-themed appar...
03/17/2017
APTC/CAAPT

Wear cute clothes, support a great cause! 3 designs!
Visit the new APTC/CAAPT storefront for super cute dog-themed apparel and support a great cause at the same time!! Below designs are available in grey and royal blue. Variety of styles to choose from too! Namest'ay.

https://teespring.com/stores/aptccaapt

#bethechange #resistance

Atlas Rehabilitation for Canines - ARC American Physical Therapy Association California Physical Therapy Association
CPTA CAAPT

Congratulations Manny! This happy #springerspaniel was suffering from an unknown neurological condition that rendered hi...
03/14/2017

Congratulations Manny! This happy #springerspaniel was suffering from an unknown neurological condition that rendered him #quadriplegic . After weeks of #physicaltherapy Manny has returned to full function! We are so proud of all that you accomplished Manny! #graduate #recovery #learningtowalk #inspirational #neurorehab #caninept #animalrehab #hydropaws #cpta #caapt Atlas Rehabilitation for Canines - ARC

Little Jake was so excited to do his exercises! He loves crawling under the ladder! #frenchbulldog #frenchie #physicalth...
03/11/2017

Little Jake was so excited to do his exercises! He loves crawling under the ladder! #frenchbulldog #frenchie #physicaltherapy #strengthening #hydropaws #animalrehab #caninept #cpta #caapt

Koko is standing in solidarity and showing some support for #internationalwomensday ! #youcandoit #inspired  #wearredfor...
03/09/2017

Koko is standing in solidarity and showing some support for #internationalwomensday ! #youcandoit #inspired #wearredforwomen #hydropaws Jill Lake Karen Atlas

Nothing like a Wednesday morning work out for this lovable giant! #lowimpactexercise #wcw #greatdane #dogsofinstgram #hy...
02/22/2017

Nothing like a Wednesday morning work out for this lovable giant! #lowimpactexercise #wcw #greatdane #dogsofinstgram #hydrotherapy #ivdd #hydropaws #cpta #caapt

02/17/2017

Wait for it.. wait for it.. YAY LUNA! This girl is so close to walking on land! If only we could tell her to slow down! #lunaisgoingtowalk #spinalcordinjury #spinalsurgery #pitbull #staffordshirebullterrier #hydropaws #caapt #cpta #learningtowalk #physicaltherapy #physicaltherapyworks

The whole family came out to see this sweet little girl's graduation! We're so proud of you! #kingcharlescavalier #gradu...
02/16/2017

The whole family came out to see this sweet little girl's graduation! We're so proud of you! #kingcharlescavalier #graduate #physicaltherapy #recovery #familytime #dislocatedhip #hydropaws

Voice of reason prevailed yesterday in Sacramento regarding animal rehab rules and regulations.Share and spread the word...
02/04/2017

Voice of reason prevailed yesterday in Sacramento regarding animal rehab rules and regulations.
Share and spread the word! Stay informed, stay involved!
#fightingforwhatsright. #animalrehab. #caninept. #caapt. #cpta

Voice of reason prevailed this time in Sacramento! A great step forward for the VMB Animal Rehab Task Force to recognize the need to have more inclusive language for qualified PTs to work with animals. This truly is in the best interest of the consumer. This time the Task Force very reasonably voted to allow qualified PTs to practice on a non-vet premise after being seen by a vet first.
The motion was as follows:
California licensed PT's with advanced training in animal rehab can work under the supervision level determined by the veterinarian on a veterinary premise OR an Animal Rehabilitation Facility (which may be on a non-vet premise) or on a range setting.

The details of what an "Animal Rehab Facility" is defined as and who is qualified to carry that premise permit, as well as the definition of "advanced training" will be determined BY THE VMB AND THE PTB (Physical Therapy Board).

Basically this means that consumers will have better access and choice of a qualified PT practitioner for their pet!

This recommendation will now go back to the Vet Board in April for approval and then to the legislature. We still wonder if all the hard work that came out of this task force will be approved by the VMB. The VMB can choose not to accept our recommendations and continue with their own agenda. Hopefully they will come to the conclusion that this is the best solution and accept our recommendation relative to PTs practicing on animals.

We are on our way to get things right for California. We need you, the consumer, to get and stay involved to see this through so it can become a reality in California law. We also need funding to the tune of $40K for political activity (hiring lobbyists, etc), so please consider a financial contribution of any size. This is politics after all, and in order to counter those that will oppose this (most notably and quite likely, the CA Vet Association--CVMA), we must hire professional lobbyists. The CVMA already tried to undermine this process during the Task Force meeting, so it is safe to say they will continue to try to de-rail these efforts to protect the veterinary monopoly. Go to our Go Fund Me page and donate today! Together, this CAN be done! YES WE CAN!! https://www.gofundme.com/mqzmtu3g PLEASE SHARE THIS POST. Public outreach is key!
#caapt. #caninerehab #animalrehab. #dotherightthing #cpta

Our therapist Karen Atlas had a great opportunity to learn from one of the leaders of canine bracing and splinting.  Ila...
01/25/2017

Our therapist Karen Atlas had a great opportunity to learn from one of the leaders of canine bracing and splinting. Ilaria Borghese of Thera-paw put on a wonderful and informative course. Special thanks to Laurie Edge-Hughes of the Animal Rehab Division for hosting at the Canine Fitness Centre in Calgary, Canada. Now it's time to put all this good education to use to help more of our furry friends in Southern California and beyond!
#therapaw #atlasrehabforcanines #caapt #cpta #caninerehab #fourleg

Congratulations Libby!!! 🎉🎉 Libby underwent knee surgery and made a full recovery! She is now back to doing all of her f...
01/20/2017

Congratulations Libby!!! 🎉🎉 Libby underwent knee surgery and made a full recovery! She is now back to doing all of her favorite activities like chasing after balls with her sister! #physicaltherapyworks #physicaltherapy #animalrehab #caninept #graduation #ttasurgery #kneeinjury #hydropaws #cpta #caapt

Pluto's casting was a HUGE success in preparation for his hock brace! We can't wait to see it and help Pluto play with l...
01/18/2017

Pluto's casting was a HUGE success in preparation for his hock brace! We can't wait to see it and help Pluto play with less pain! @goherogo #ankleinjury #achillestendonrupture #physicaltherapy #animalrehab #conservativemanagement #hydropaws #cpta #caapt

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3034 State St
Santa Barbara, CA
93105

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm

Telephone

(805) 687-4131

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New year, time for new opportunities for change! Please read, sign and share this petition to help expand healthcare choices for our pets! With more access to qualified practitioners, more animals can get the care they need! https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/142/642/234/?fbclid=IwAR14kYFh34LfE7RSUQaxx_FAKZIvjyj0kc80B2N6VOxZ82OQxttIOTqbaU4