Jo Moyes LVMT is our certified veterinary canine massage and rehabilitation therapist. Jo has devoted her life to veterinary medicine through many programs from working with the ASPCA to gaining her Veterinary Technician License at Chattanooga State Technical Community College holding an AAS in Veterinary Medicine. Her desire to rehabilitate animals drove her to pursue further education in the veterinary field and she went on to gain her VMRT certification through The Healing Oasis Wellness Center in Wisconsin which was specifically chosen due to its stringent program and whole body wellness approach to healing. Learn more about The Healing Oasis.
Amelia Peabody is CHAI’s Director of Shenanigans and Rehab Department Mascot. She came to CHAI in April of 2017 in a severely debilitated physical condition, bordering on death. She was emaciated, dehydrated, had broken ribs, both femoral heads were broken and she had strong head tremors. Through much hard work by both her and the CHAI staff, an FHO surgery to remove unrepairable femoral heads, and adoption and rehabilitation by Jo Moyes, she has risen through the ranks and now has the whole rehab department named after her. The Amelia Peabody Rehabilitation Center opened in September of 2017 with Amelia leading the way. She has an amazing spirit and strives to do a good job of being a puppy and learning how to walk and play like a normal dog. With the help of her brother, Mac, she is starting to have a normal life and looks forward to many years of teaching others that no matter the adversity, you can overcome! You can follow Amelia Peabody on Facebook.
• Orthopedic post-surgical rehabilitation
• Orthopedic injuries
• Spine conditions (strains/sprains, spinal stenosis, disc herniation)
• Athletic injuries
• Neurological disorders
- Releases tight and sore muscles which can cause Ischemia (Ischemia: A lack of blood supply to soft tissues, which causes hypersensitivity to the touch and allows for further injury to the tissues)
- Helps relieve nerve compression or entrapment. (Pressure on a nerve by soft tissue, cartilage or bone, which can contribute to muscle atrophy, referred pain, paresthesia, and conditions such as pseudo sciatica, piriformis syndrome, pseudo angina, and others.)
- Alleviates Stress and Improves Circulation (Proper circulation is vital to continued health. Blood and lymph carry nourishment to the trillions of cells throughout your pets body and then carry away the waste to be eliminated from the cells. Massage encourages a better exchange of nutrients at the cellular level and more thorough detoxification)
- Deactivates Trigger Points (Trigger Points: Areas of high neurological activity, which refer pain to other parts of the body. Research has shown, trigger points may be responsible for as much as 74% of everyday pain.)
- Decreases Pain and Inflammation (Massage can restore suppleness and strength to your muscles, improving their overall function)
- Increases Flexibility and Range of Motion (By reducing hypertonicity and hypotonicity the muscles allow for normal ranges of motion to be restored. This also reduces the forces being applied to the joint capsule and diminishes the potential for joint and disk degeneration)
- Production of an extracellular matrix (important in tissue repair & regeneration)
- Re-absorption of edemas
- Reactivation of microcirculation
- Increased supply of oxygen and nutrients
- Reduction of scar tissue formation
- Increase in cellular energy synthesis
- Increase in the production of RNA
- Increase in cellular proliferation
- Release of growth factors (fibroblasts) and other substances
- Modulation of the inflammatory processes
- Remodeling of the extracellular matrix
- Induction of lymphatic and vascular regeneration
Preventative and Athletic Conditioning
- Range Of Motion
- Reduce pain
- Promote the healing process
- Restore and maintain range of joint motion and normal movement patterns
- Build muscle mass during recovery from injury or surgery
- Allow safe and controlled activity during the recovery period
- Increase cardiovascular fitness
- Improve quality of life
Weight Loss Programs
- Therapy Pool
- Land Treadmill
- Strength Training
- Balance Training
- Fun Time Play Exercises
Questions About Services and Pricing? Give One of Our CHAI Staff Members a Call Today!
Loved this place! Took my rat and they were so nice and caring. Every single staff member was excellent and seemed like they loved being there. It was clean. As a pet owner, you never want to need to go to the vet, but when you do, I'm glad I have a place like this to use.
My dog just had a non-anesthetic teeth cleaning. The staff did a great job on my dog's teeth. Every member of the staff was professional, attentive, and caring. I would highly recommend this veterinary center.
I took my dog Chief here because my vet had said his liver enzymes were high long story short they listened to my concerns, x-rays were done and we were off to the ER for surgery. I loved the care they gave my baby and the peace of mind they gave me. I am switching vets needless to say! Love them!