C.P.R.
Canine Physical Rehab, Inc.
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Customer Testimonials

Carol and C.P.R. have given quality of life back to my eight year old Golden retriever, Marce! Due to an injury/aging/arthritis, Marce developed a bad left knee and was moving about on only three legs rather than four. With Carol's knowledge, skills, and TLC Marce now ambulates on four legs once again. The sparkle has returned to her eyes and she is enjoying life. Marce works out weekly on the aquatic treadmill and the land treadmill. She performs a series of exercises to help rebuild muscle mass and tone. At home, we follow a customized routine of exercises which Carol developed specifically for Marce's needs. Carol and C.P.R. have brought back the "puppy" in Marce and have her walking again.  Thank you!
- Mary W.  Big Rock IL

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I have a 10 1/2 year-old English bulldog, Gus. He has arthritis, especially in his rear joints, and ligament damage in his left front shoulder. He was limping severely and could not fully straighten his rear legs. Last year, just trying to "take care of business" outside was very difficult and painful. The University of Illinois Veterinary Clinic recommended water therapy for Gus and told me about C.P.R..  I've been taking Gus to C.P.R. weekly for about six months for water therapy and other exercises. Since going to C.P.R. Gus has greatly improved. The water therapy has helped his walking and he no longer limps so severely.  His mental and emotional well-being has increased right along with his physical improvements. Now Gus chases after toys and pounces on them like he did years ago. He wants to play again!  Gus will always have arthritis but the weekly sessions at C.P.R. have strengthened his muscles and allowed Gus to have a much better quality of life in his "senior" years. What's more, he really enjoys his weekly sessions. – Rich

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After a massive surgery on both rear stifle joints, we brought our 8 month old Labrador retriever, Tucker, to Carol at C.P.R. for rehabilitation. My husband and I were both devastated about Tucker's condition and were willing to do whatever it took to make him better. We were referred to C.P.R. by University of Illinois Veterinary Clinic although C.P.R. was quite the drive, I knew just by hearing the concern in Carol’s voice the first time we spoke that this was the place for us.  Immediately Carol was concerned about Tucker’s condition and getting him better as fast as possible. We saw immediate improvements after our very first visit to C.P.R.. The limping seemed to dissipate slightly and it gave all of us hope that Tucker would heal nicely post surgery. Carol and her husband Phil were very understanding and sympathetic about Tucker’s condition. We went to C.P.R. twice a week and every time saw more and more improvement with Tucker. Carol was very patient with our crazy lab, which on some days took therapy like a champ and on others was in a world of his own. She got to know the personality of Tucker and knew when he was “faking it” and when he was really tired. She encouraged us and Tucker every step of the way through therapy! Carol was even kind enough to let us bring our other dog Marley along for the ride. She never seemed to mind one bit and always greeted both us and the boys with a smile! She worked very hard with getting Tucker better and in no time Tucker was released to once a week treatments and eventually released as needed. The Dr’s at University of Illinois have been very impressed with Tuckers progress as have we and we owe this to the patients and devotion of Carol and C.P.R.. Tucker can now run and play with his older brother Marley, at times he still experiences some pain, but we always go back to what Carol told us to do to help Tucker along. We will be bringing Tucker back on occasion for future treatment as we know it does him good! I would highly recommend C.P.R. for any ailing dog with joint or muscle problems; you will be amazed at the recovery of your pet and the dedication and true love for the animals that they show you at C.P.R..
- With greatest appreciation, Eric, Jessica, Marley and most of all Tucker!

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K9 Ben of the Oswego Police Department had back surgery in January of 2009. After his surgery it was decided that he would need some type of physical therapy. Ben’s right leg was noticeably weaker after the surgery and needed to get stronger. C.P.R. in North Aurora was recommended and I met with Carol A. Jurca, PTA, CCRP. After a few minutes of observation, Carol knew what needed to be done and we got started with Ben’s therapy the same day. Carol was very helpful in explaining what exercises needed to be done and showed me how to perform them with Ben, both while I was at C.P.R. and when I was at home. C.P.R.’s facilities were always clean and neat, and Carol was very flexible with her appointments to accommodate my work schedule and was very knowledgeable in the area of physical therapy of animals. After a couple of weeks of therapy I could definitely see an improvement in Ben’s behavior and walk. I truly believe that Ben is better today because of C.P.R..  - P.W.

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Hello All, my name is Chuck. I would like to say a few words about Carol Jurca’s clinic, C.P.R.. First off, I have a 10 year old German short-haired pointer, Bailey. Bailey had a torn right anterior cruciate ligament she had surgically repaired in June of 2008. After a complete recovery several months later she then re-tore the same ligament. This second surgery drastically weakened her leg and more scar tissue had developed around the knee joint. Additionally because it was now winter with inclement weather, it became more difficult for me to rehab her on my own due to the snow and ice outside. I could slowly see her strength deteriorate and her muscles in her right leg begin to atrophy. She was having difficulty walking up and down steps and was also having problems squatting and getting up from a sitting position. I went back to my vet and they recommended I take Bailey to the Canine Physical Rehab to see Carol Jurca. When I spoke with Carol and after an evaluation she recommended a course of rehab to strengthen her right leg and improve her range of motion. After just 3-4 visits I could see dramatic improvement in Bailey’s right leg. She was already using the limb more and I noticed an improvement in her strength and abilities. I was lucky to go when I did because while at home, Bailey tore her left ACL shortly after starting therapy with Carol. I took her to the vet and they recommended surgery at first. As I was hesitant with this recommendation, I wanted to consider my options because I did not want her to go trough another surgery. I had decided after talking to Bailey’s vet and Carol to simply continue with therapy to see if she would improve with this course versus another surgery. Carol re-designed a new course of therapy to work and strengthen both back legs. After a few months of therapy and at home exercises, the results were remarkable. Bailey is now fully functional and has regained all of her strength and muscle mass back in both legs, even with a torn left ACL. The therapy had amazing results and I highly recommend Carol’s clinic to anyone who has a canine with an orthopedic deficit. - Chuck from Oswego, IL

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As a physical therapist myself, I know the importance of activity and exercise. I have two golden retrievers, Einstein and Stella.  When Einstein began limping on his right front leg 5 months ago, I became worried.  He is only 5 years young and should not be in pain going up and down steps or be unable to play with his sister. He was seen by our vet 3 times and was prescribed medicine and rest. I inquired about a canine rehabilitation center I had seen on the internet. They said to try it if we really interested, but they did not offer any other suggestions. I called Carol and set up our first appointment. Three appointments later, he was able to go down the stairs without hesitation and put full weight on the right leg! Now, 7 sessions later, he is initiating play with his sister. My husband even feels he is doing too well, since Einstein would rather run outside instead of coming back in the house!  He is like a puppy again and we have our Einstein back. He tears through the house at top speed and no longer hesitates to hop into the car. Thank you Carol for returning my Einstein to his healthy and exuberant self.    - Jennifer

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Canine Physical Rehab, inc. - CPR
Carol A. Jurca, PTA, CCRP
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2285 Cornell Ave.
Montgomery, Illinois 60538
 
Office Phone:    630-264-9840
Fax Line:          630-264-9839
 
 
  
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday   8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday             8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
All appointments by veterinarian referral only.

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