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| 20 KRUUSE Rehabilitation Equipment 01 FitPAWS® Conditioning Canine Equipment FitPAWS® Canine Conditioning Equipment can be used for core strengthening, increased range of motion and flexibility, neuromuscular facilitation, sensory and perceptual stimulation, joint alignment, and balance control. Core strength is a fundamental element used by your dog to control its body when jumping, turning, running and to help prevent injuries. KRUUSE Rehab Benefits of FitPAWS® Canine Conditioning Equipment • • • • • • Improved reaction and control Increased trunk and core strength Stabilization of weak areas Improved balance and proprioception (awareness of the body’s position in space) Increased range of motion in joints & elongation of the muscles Improved sensory & body awareness All of the FitPAWS® products have been specifically designed for the canine market. Reformulated professional grade, heavy duty vinyl to resist punctures from dog’s nails. Strengthening When the dog is on top of the ball (all four feet) the unstable surface makes the dog use all its major (core) muscle groups. This can be useful in strengthening muscles that have been atrophied due to an injury or genetic condition. Stretching When the dog has 2 legs on the ball and 2 legs on the floor it produces a nice stretch of the hock and stifle. This can be useful for increasing range of motion. Balance and Proprioception www.kruuse.com The unstable nature of the products can help improve a dog’s balance and proprioception. It is also useful for dogs recovering from an injury. It helps prevent future injuries and may help to improve nerve and/or neurological conditions.