The relationship between human beings and animals, especially dogs, has existed for thousands of years. Historically, animals have held an important role in this relationship as they provide company, stimulus and motivation. At Savannah Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle, we leverage this kindred relationship. As medical studies have indicated, patient interaction with our therapy dog has shown a positive effect pre- and post-surgery.
Our Therapy Dog provides patients an alternative therapy associated with our surgeries and treatments. Savannah Orthopaedic is dedicated to providing you the best experience possible as we work to get you back on your feet. If the thought of foot and ankle treatment causes you consternation and worry, look to our dogs to soothe your loving soul.
It takes a unique individual and perspective to break the mold for conventional foot and ankle therapy. Dr. Steven L. Shapiro continues to the be a leader in orthopedic foot and ankle surgery and non-invasive treatments, and the integration of a Therapy Dog has been a blessing to hundreds of patients in the Low Country.