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Stephanie Badge Kindred
Dr. Badge has performed physical rehabilitation on patients affected by a wide range of conditions, but she has a special place in her heart for geriatric patients.
”My 16 year old Golden Retriever, Cassie, has severe arthritis in her hip and back legs. She has been in the care of Dr. Badge and her staff for several years now with cold laser therapy. Cassie loves having her weekly visits at the "spa" and runs like a puppy to the car every Wednesday morning. You can tell she is treated extremely well there and looks forward to her procedure every week. Dr. Badge and staff were instrumental about 3-4 years ago when Cassie almost died from sepsis. They put us in touch with UF Small Animal Hospital in Gainesville, who, working the staff there, helped her pull through after a week of touch and go. Since then they have worked tirelessly trying various treatments and medications on her to help her be comfortable during her aging process. They are always looking into new ways to keep my girl happy and comfortable, while, at the same time, understanding budgetary constraints. They are a very important part of Cassie's life and we are very fortunateJackie Howe
”Our 11yo Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Jake, has severe arthritis in his hind knees, back and hips from bilateral ACL tears and TPLO surgery in years past. He was to the point where he couldn't jump up on the couch and had a severe limp when we found Dr. Badge and the miracle of Cold Laser Therapy. After a few treatments he was jumping up onto the couch and the limp was much better. We then added in some PT with the Cold Laser Therapy and he got to where he could walk for a much longer time without having to sit down. I am convinced that Jake would be in a lot of pain and barely mobile if it were not for Dr. Badge and all of her techs (although the technician Stephanie is Jake's girlfriend!). I highly recommend Dr. Badge and her staff as they've been miracle workers with Jake! And, an even better testament for the care that he receives for his bi-weekly laser treatments is the tail wagging, crying and excitement in the car when he realizes where we are when we pull up to Dr. Badge's officeBridget Orshowitz
”I highly recommend Dr. Badge and her fantastic Rehab team. Dr. Badge's extensive expertise, caring, kindness, and patience was evident from the start with a very thorough and comprehensive exam on my anxious senior German Shepherd. The video demonstrating home exercises for my dog was immensely helpful - an invaluable tool! Watching the mobility and posture of my 15yr old dog, (a survivor of a seizure & brain hemorrhage 14 months prior), gradually improve was amazing and far surpassed our expectations! Thank you Dr. Badge and all on the Rehab Team!Sarah & Vixon
Our deepest gratitude,
”As our beloved dog, Mickey was ageing, he developed numerous mobility issues limiting his ability to enjoy being a dog.
We talked with Dr. Badge and she suggested physical therapy with a brace and laser treatments. The physical therapy and brace enabled him to get around and exercise, which helped. However, his favorite part was his “spa days”, also known as his laser treatments. The improvement in his movement was immediately noticeable and these treatments gave him a much better quality of life.
We are forever grateful to Dr. Badge for her care and time she invested in improving Mickey’s life.Laurie Forrester
”Dr Badge and Caitlin (and the whole UpDog team) are simply amazing! I cannot put into words how helpful, patient, kind, and compassionate they have been throughout my dog's diagnosis of hip dysplasia. They have never made me feel rushed and take their time to ensure that I understand exactly what is going on. They patiently answer my many questions and are realistic and honest about treatment options/plans. I couldn't be more grateful to have found Dr Badge, Caitlin, and the UpDog team to care for my girl! I feel confident in their recommendations and can tell by how happy my dog is to see them that they treat her with love and care. Thank you so much UpDog Rehab!Jenn & Maya