Tuesday, July 6, 2010
KIMBER MAKES A COMPLETE RECOVERY WITHOUT SURGERY FROM A TORN ACL!!!
Today is July 6, 2010. It's been over a year (May 18, 2009) since Kimber, my 100 lb. Shiloh Shepherd tore her anterior cruciate ligament. We did conservative management to enable her to heal successfully without surgery. Her protocol consisted of proper nutrition, supplements, physical therapy, gentle range of motion stretches, water therapy, massage, chiropractic care and using a stifle brace. Kimber now runs around without the need for any brace. When viewing videos of her, you cannot tell which knee was injured. It is amazing to see that a large dog was able to heal from a torn ACL when we were told this could not happen without surgery. I am so grateful I found a wonderful online support group last year for people searching for knowledge on conservative management. For more information, go to www.yahoogroups.com and type in Conservative Management. You'll be glad you did.