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Thera-Paw

Thera-Paw UK provides custom Carpal and Tarsal Supports and Splints and Thera-Paw boot custom modifications for pets in the UK and Europe.

These supports and splints are designed and handmade specifically for an individual pet’s limb. The supports can be made to provide from the lightest support to immobilisation of the carpal or tarsal joint.  Bespoke padding options include therapy foam, sheepskin or neoprene (for water therapy). If full joint immobilisation is required Thermoplastic (a mouldable human-grade rehab product) can be added over the support thereby allowing skin protection.

You must be a Vet or a Therapist to order these products. This is to ensure that a relevant product is ordered with a full understanding of the pet’s condition and functional issues.

The Vet or Physiotherapist completes the Custom Measurement, Quote and Order Form with detailed measurements and specific requirements for their client. Upon receipt of the order form (preferably with some photos) they will design a suitable product and send you a quote.

A bespoke carpal or tarsal support costs in the range of £90 to £200.

Additional Information

Thera-Paw understands how important it is to provide a form-fitting, appropriately supportive brace or assistive aid.
Custom-fitted devices:

  • Provide the best support, protection, assistance
  • Are more comfortable which increases compliance
  • Reduce the incidence of abrasion
  • Improve outcomes
  • Lead to a happy pet who can get about more comfortably

They will work with you to design support to best suit your client’s size, confirmation, and therapy needs.

The product is provided with full instructions on how to apply and care for the product and of any on-site adaptations (such as small changes in level of support) that can be made by the Vet or Physiotherapist on fitting the custom product to the pet. If an animal is moving through rehabilitation for the affected joint the amount of support can be adjusted by the vet or therapist as the animal improves.

The types of issues a Custom Carpal Support can address include:

  • Thoracic limb Plantigrade stance
  • Carpal hyperextension
  • Carpal varus or valgus deformity
  • Carpal flexion deformity
  • Support for amputees
  • Progressive support during rehabilitation

The types of issues Custom Tarsal Support can address include:

    • Tarsal Plantigrade stance
    • Tarsal hyperextention
    • Assist tarsal flexion
    • Assist tarsal hyperextension
    • Tarsal medial or lateral instability
    • Progressive support during rehabilitation
    • Support for amputees

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