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Assorted canine carts at Eddie's Wheels

Eddie’s Wheels canine carts for disabled dogs with IVDD, degenerative myelopathy and other disabilities.

Eddie’s Wheels showroom

We are extremely grateful to the thousands of clients who have traveled  a distance to bring their pets here for evaluation, measurement and fittings.  Because we’ve been privileged to personally meet so many of customers, we’ve gained invaluable experience in taking accurate measurements, understanding the anatomical differences of different dogs by breed, and developing simple techniques to aid dogs in using their carts successfully.

If you live within a drivable distance to the lovely village of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts , and would like to bring your pet here for a free evaluation, measurement and (possible) try-out in one of our in-stock sample carts, call us at 888-211-2700.  Each year, several hundred pet owners come to our facility to have their animals measured or fitted for custom wheelchairs. While you’re here, you might also want to take advantage of a consultation and animal massage session with Carole Groman, our resident animal massage therapist.

On Saturdays, Eddie’s Wheels has Erika McElwey of Change Your Range here to give canine rehabilitation consultations.  If you wish to make an appointment with Erika, call her at 413-887-1773 a few days in advance of your arrival here.

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Hand & Paw Animal Massage

http://handpawanimalmassage.com/

Have you ever had a massage, and if so, why?  Animals need massage for the same reasons humans do:

  • Bodies overcompensating for disabilities
  • pain, stiffness, tension or spasms of joints and muscles
  • injuries
  • post-surgery recovery
  • rehabilitation
  • stress relief
  • muscle atrophy
  • emotional/trust issues

Carole massages Sweet Pea’s overused shoulders

Carole and Sweet Pea, a disabled dog

Carole gives Sweet Pea, a disabled pitbull, a loving massage

The benefits of massage include:

  • improved cardiovascular and lymphatic circulation
  • increased joint and muscle comfort
  • increased flexibility and range of motion
  • increased energy
  • enhanced function of all body systems
  • trust and bonding support
  • possible early detection of abnormalities

Carole Groman, MST, CSAMT, RP graduated from the Small Animal Program at the Bancroft School of Massage in Worcester, MA.  She initially began her affiliation with Eddie’s Wheels during the summer of  ’07 , as an intern, and upon graduation, was invited to conduct her practice in the Eddie’s Wheels treatment room.  She is available to work on animals that are receiving carts and/or belong to people living in the immediate area.  An initial session generally lasts 45-60 minutes, and includes a complete review and medical history, along with bodywork.  If logistically possible, follow-up treatments may be scheduled and are 30-45 minutes.  During the session, Carole will use: Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, passive range of motion exercise, acupressure and Reiki.  Along with working with your pet, Carole will also instruct you in techniques that you may continue on your own, at home. Call Carole during business hours at Eddie’s Wheels to schedule a time.