My Pet’s Brace designs and fabricates custom-made prosthetics and knee, hock, carpal and elbow braces for dogs and other pets.
To help even more pets walk and play again, Body In Motion Sports & Ortho Inc. opened a new My Pet’s BraceTM location in Toms River, New Jersey.
Body In Motion is a comprehensive team of licensed and certified experts, providing custom orthotics and prosthetic devices to humans in New Jersey since 1996. They have been expanding their services to the veterinary industry.
Teresa Zawislak will lead the new practice. In addition to her 30 years of experience working as a veterinary technician in Ocean County, New Jersey, Zawislak has trained extensively with My Pet’s Brace senior clinician and co-owner Clayton Blunk, at their Morgantown, Pennsylvania, facility.
My Pet’s Brace was founded in 2010 by Jim Alaimo, a board Certified Prosthetist Orthotist, after he had provided orthotic and prosthetic care to humans for over 25 years. The custom veterinary braces are used to treat dogs with injuries in the knee, wrist, elbow and ankle.
My Pet’s Brace has fabricated over 11,700 devices, 87% of which are knee braces for dogs with Cranial Cruciate Ligament injuries, also knowns as ACL tears. These high-quality custom orthotic braces are used when surgery is not an option as well as a key component of rehabilitation and conservative management of orthopedic injuries.
Pet families and veterinarians choose a leg brace instead of surgery for their dog’s injury or condition due to their pet’s advanced age, concern about the surgery recovery period, high financial cost of the surgery or the desire for a conservative management treatment of the injury. Veterinary professionals also prescribe leg braces for pre- or post-surgical protection and as support for rehabilitation modalities.
The process of making a custom brace starts with a cast of the dog’s leg. The cast is made at a My Pet’s Brace clinic or by the pet family’s local veterinarian or rehabilitation professional. All devices are fabricated at the Morgantown, Pennsylvania, facility. The cast is filled with plaster to make a model of the leg. Using the model, the custom brace is made.
For more information, visit mypetsbrace.com or call 610-286-0018.