After the initial discussion regarding your case (its history, current state and future goals) I create, and guide you, through a personalised weekly exercise plan which we are then going to update according to your dog’s progress.
I will be available for online, personal classroom feedback sessions at all times! In these sessions, I will review your home-training videos and ensure you are carrying out the exercises correctly – meaning in such a way that you maximise their effects and guarantee a positive outcome. In addition, during our time working together, there are no limitations to questions, discussions or videos.
Upon reviewing your dog’s history and current state, we thoroughly discuss the case at hand and consider the possible solutions.
This consultation is suitable for dog owners and veterinarians/rehab therapists who wish to receive custom guidelines for their dog (regarding rehab, sports med or general canine conditioning). It is for people who do not need continuous feedback but wish to just check in with me once or from time to time.
After the consultation, you will receive a written summary of the work that can help you reach your desired outcome (footnotes and guidelines included).
»My five-year-old agility dog Kiro injured his knee (grade 1 luxation) and, upon the recommendation of his orthopedist and physiotherapist, I contacted Jana. We started rehabilitation by mapping out my dog’s current condition, my goal, and how to get there.
In the weekly video sessions, we reviewed the exercises we’ve already done, considered the way forward, the progress we’ve made, and created the program for the following week. Jana’s professionalism came to the fore in many things and it was easy to see what the exercises were aimed at and why.
Clear instructions and videos from the site were also supported in the training. I quickly noticed the progress in my dog’s posture and his physiotherapist noticed positive changes in his musculature. I have done physical exercises with my dog before, but only now I understand what I’m doing and why.
The workouts were simple and easy to implement, my dog enjoyed them and they remained our way. I think these workouts will help us stay in good shape in the future and, now that we are able to train agility, as usual, it feels like my dog’s speed and performance has improved even more.
I may have been a bit pessimistic at first, but already at the first Zoom meeting, I realized that I am getting really personalised guidance that has been created for my dog’s current problem. Jana’s guidance kept my dog’s injury in mind and was clear about what it is aimed at – maintaining a healthy, energetic, upright dog with strong muscles.
I couldn’t be happier with this rehabilitation, and I wouldn’t hesitate if I needed Jana’s vision, experience, and professionalism in the future. I highly recommend it, thank you Jana!«
»My border collie Heart greatly benefited from my zoom sessions + physio plans from Jana. She had PRP in several of her joints, and we wanted to make sure she was as strong and balanced as possible in her return to agility.
Throughout the process Jana was patient, kind and creative in her solutions and support for Heart’s recovery. Heart successfully returned to agility and is competing more soundly than ever before!
I would not hesitate to send anyone Jana’s way that was looking for a customized, innovative approach to rehabilitation for their beloved canine.«
»I live in the US, and was participating in the online Dogs4Motion canine conditioning program with my younger dog. I was amazed with the program, it was organized and thorough. My young dog loved the work and each week I saw her improve her posture, muscle tone, and understanding of the exercises. A couple of weeks into the program my 7 year old agility and herding dog was diagnosed with effusion on both stifles. It was thought be to a partial tear of the CCL. I wanted to try non-surgical options to get her back to the sports she loved. I contacted Dr. Gams to ask if she could design a custom rehabilitation program to get her back to her sports. I have to be honest, I was dreading doing the rehabilitation because of past experiences with other programs – no explanations of exercises, no way to ask all my questions and not feeling very supported during the rehabilitation.
Dr. Gams reviewed all the veterinarian reports and x-rays and designed a rehabilitation program for her. She gave me step by step written instructions of the daily activity and exercises. I am not very experienced with all the various conditioning exercises. In this program we had access to video examples of all the exercises. I posted video of my dog doing most of the exercises. The feedback that I got from Dr. Gams was very details, supportive and always encouraging. She would educate me about the intent of the exercises, and answer all of my questions. I felt that we were in the best hands possible. Dr. Gams was on my team and rooting for us to get back to the activities that we loved. Any time I was concerned or my fears took over, Dr. Gams was there with a compassionate and logical explanation.
We had our local rehabilitation veterinarian check her progress bi-weekly. The veterinarian was amazed at how quickly the effusion disappeared and the pace at which my dog increased her muscle and gained her strength back.
My heart dog is now back to competition. She is stronger than before, her times are better and her jumping style has improved.
If you need a remote consultation for your canine partner I highly encourage you to try Dr. Gams. Her program is superior to any I had experienced in the past and the attention and support was amazing. I actually loved doing the rehabilitation with my dog and adored working with Dr. Gams. I am thrilled we found her. You won’t be disappointed and will be happy you contacted her.«
»In late fall 2020, my dog injured his right iliopsoas muscle. Our ortho vet recommended contacting Dogs4motion and Jana about rehabilitation. I was looking for help, support, advice as well as a rehabilitation program for my dog to return to active exercise and a beloved searching hobby.
Due to the injury, we ended up with an individual rehabilitation program. Clear instructions, reasoning, and descriptions of cause-and-effect relationships helped me to outline the situation and understand what we are doing, why, and how.
During the rehabilitation program, the dog’s body control strengthened and he now carries himself better. His recovery has been attended by a veterinarian, physiotherapist and sports dog masseurs. Everyone’s professional vision has helped us as a team during rehabilitation and given Jana the tools and knowledge to create a plan for us despite our distance. Although there is 1700 km between us, the distance is not an obstacle but an opportunity.
I’m very grateful and proud of the achieved results. The best thing about Jana’s private rehabilitation sessions has been the zoom meetings, where I have been able to ask, and we have been practising rehabilitation movements live. I have also been pleased with the quick feedback and guidance on the web classroom. Jana’s individual approach and plan have made a big impression.
I definitely recommend personal counselling as well as a rehabilitation program and encourage those who consider them to do so. The Fundamentals course stays with me, and I’ll include it in maintaining basic fitness and body management. In the future, I will know who or where to contact if similar problems arise.«
I have been an active trainer and competitor in several dog sports with my own dogs for the past 16 years.
All of this has helped me better understand their needs and just how important it is that they are well mentally prepared and in excellent physical shape.
I work in canine rehab and sports medicine where I treat lots of canine athletes on a daily basis – be it Agility World Champions, other big international events competitors, or active pets alike.
I am excited and proud to share this knowledge with you!