Atlas Rehabilitation for Canines

Atlas Rehabilitation for Canines is Santa Barbara's only free standing, full service animal rehabilitation facility led by certified professionals. In June of 2017, Karen Atlas, MPT, PT, CCRT, teamed up with Dr. Bill Otto, DVM, to open ARC and offer physical rehabilitation services to pets. ARC is fully equipped with the latest underwater treadmill, cold laser therapy (class 3b), therapeutic ultrasound, Alpha-Stimulation (CES and MET), pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF), electrical stimulation (NMES and TENS), as well as innovative land based exercise equipment.

About ARC

 

It is with great excitement and anticipation that we introduce our community to Atlas Rehabilitation for Canines (ARC).  ARC is Santa Barbara’s only stand-alone canine rehabilitation and performance facility led by certified and licensed professionals.
 
Karen Atlas, PT, MPT, CCRT and William J. Otto, DVM have joined together to offer comprehensive rehabilitation services to the Central Coast. 
Karen is a licensed and experienced human physical therapist with advanced training and certification in canine rehabilitation.  For the past 8 years she has served as the Director of Rehabilitation at Hydropaws Animal Rehabilitation and Performance Center.   She has devoted her life to serve the pets and their people in her hometown community of Santa Barbara.  She has teamed up with a well-known and respected local veterinarian, Dr. William Otto. 
 
ARC’s state-of-the-art facility is fully equipped with the latest underwater treadmill, cold laser therapy (class 3b), therapeutic ultrasound, Alpha-Stimulation (CES), pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF), electrical stimulation (NMES and TENS), as well as innovative land based exercise equipment.
More importantly, it is Karen’s unique knowledge base and manual therapy skills from her 20 years of experience as a licensed physical therapist that has contributed to the success of her practice with animals.
 
We welcome you to visit our new facility at:  3208 State Street (near the corner of State and Las Positas next to Salon Patine). 
Parking is in the back.
 
We only accept patients on a referral basis.  Once a patient is referred to ARC by their primary veterinarian, they will undergo an evaluation by Dr. Otto before seeing Karen for rehab services.   This evaluation will be done to stay in compliance with the Veterinary Practice Act and will not be a substitute for primary veterinary care. 
ABSOLUTELY NO PRIMARY VETERINARY CARE WILL BE OFFERED AT ARC. 
ARC is committed and limited to rendering rehab services only.  We vow to stay in good communication with your referring veterinarians to provide our clients with the most collaborative healthcare approach available.  We believe the client is best served when they have a team of qualified professionals working together in the best interest of their pet.
 
Sincerely,
 
The ARC Team