Exercises can be passive, where we move the animal’s body to manipulate the joints. Other exercises are active, where we guide the animal through specific movements with positive reinforcement techniques.
Passive exercises include a range of motion (PROM) and stretching exercises. These exercises can help with flexion/extension of joints, improve awareness of neuromuscular structure and function, and increase flexibility.
Active exercises are used to increase strength, balance, and flexibility by using positive reinforcement to guide your pet through a series of specific exercises.