neurological conditions at the emergency and specialty veterinary clinic.
SARASOTA, Fla., June 23, 2015 – CriticalVetCare now is offering canine physical therapy through Dr. Michele Sabattini to aid pets recovering from traumas or illnesses and from neurological conditions treated at the emergency and specialty veterinary center.
Sabattini is the only clinician in the area with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and a certification as a Canine Rehabilitation Therapist. She has treated both human patients ranging from pediatrics to professional athletes and canine patients from working K-9s to family pets, said Dr. Anne Chauvet, a veterinary neurologist who founded CriticalVetCare.
She earned her doctorate from the University of South Florida College of Medicine and her canine rehabilitation certification through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. Sabattini specializes in manual therapy to help patients return to a more natural movement pattern without pain. Her hands-on therapy incorporates mobilization techniques and soft tissue work to restore mobility to stiff joints and reduce muscle tension. She also is LSVT BIG Certified to work with Parkinson’s patients.
“Dr. Sabattini is the only clinician in our area who is medically trained to work on humans who also specializes in canine physical therapy,” Chauvet said. “She has brought a truly needed aspect of medicine to our community, and we already are seeing patients benefitting from the therapies she offers.”
CriticalVetCare, based in Sarasota, Fla., is a 24-hour emergency and specialty clinic with comprehensive diagnostic capabilities, which was founded by veterinary neurologist and neurosurgeon Dr. Anne Chauvet in 2010. The practice also treats brain, spinal cord and neuromuscular conditions in animals. CriticalVetCare is located at 4937 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Fla. More information is available online at www.CriticalVetCare.com and www.Facebook.com/CriticalVetCare or by calling 941-929-1818.