He needed a brace to support him before and after surgery and he needed to be taught how to walk, stand up, ly down, and move around independently while in the temporary brace.
She had pain in her right quadriceps and adductor muscles and was seen for physical therapy to alleviate pain, which allowed her to walk and move around normally and return to her regular activities.
She was seen for physical therapy to alleviate pain and allow her to swim, walk and return to playing with her friends and perform as she did in her younger days.
Tammy has been able to alleviate his pain and show the caretakers how to do exercises with him so that he can walk normally and return to playing, like he used to be able to do.
Tammy was able to re-align his pelvis and do manual therapy and dry needling to the legs to get him back to playing with the pack again.
Tammy was able to work with him and then teach the Denver Zoo staff how to continue his daily therapy to get him back to walking more normally.
Tammy was able to give her physical therapy treatments to help resolve a painful neck issue that was causing pain to radiate into her leg so that Layla could walk and stand normally again. (Photos courtesy of Aaron Logan)
Woody had swelling and pain and was limping on the right hind leg. With modalities and massage applied daily by the staff and visits from Tammy, the tendon healed quickly and he was back to walking without a limp in just a couple of weeks.
Tammy saw Angelo for arthritis of the hips and back.
Artemis was suffering from tendonitis in the right leg and wouldn’t put full weight on it. This caused skin breakdown on the left leg too. Tammy was able to work with the staff to treat the pain in the right leg. Then the staff was able to follow through with a daily strengthening program so that Artemis could again walk and stand with even weight on both legs. Her skin healed and became healthy again too.
Tammy was able to do her Wolfe Kinetic Technique with Fred and the staff was able to do massage to the affected areas to get Fred back on his feet and moving well again.
Castor was dragging his right hind limb behind him and wasn’t moving around much except to eat his meals and take his medicine. Tammy was able to work with him using her Wolfe Kinetic Technique and taught the staff to do additional treatment between physical therapy appointments. Within a few weeks, Castor was back to using all four limbs to walk and explore all around his exhibit and is even running again!
Polo, a male emu, dislocated his left hip and the zoo called on Tammy to work with him to get him walking better and less painful.
Kira, an Arabian camel, has arthritis and experiences difficulty getting up from lying and walking, especially first thing after a rest. Tammy was able to perform manual therapy to alleviate pain and muscle spasms and allow her to move much more easily and normally. She was able to train the zoo staff in techniques to help maintain Kira’s high quality of life and mobility.
Padme, a Bactrian camel, was having severe neck pain and was unable to get to her food without kneeling. The veterinarian contacted Tammy. She was able to alleviate the pain in Padme’s neck that kept her from eating normally and the zoo staff was able to do daily treatments to keep Padme in top condition.