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Michael Jordan may need physical rehabilitation but does my pet?

We have all heard about the great sport stars seeking out a physical therapist for injuries or for surgical recovery. After a series of visits and lots of hard work, they increase their mobility, strength and flexibility. Their continued athletic success is a testament to the efficacy of this therapy.

These restorative benefits of physical rehabilitation have become widely accepted and adopted in the animal care community as well and its growth in availability to pet owners has changed the focus in many veterinary practices to include preventive care as well as curative care.

Canine rehabilitation therapy is an adaptation of human physical therapy using the same techniques to prevent/treat conditions resulting from injury, obesity, disease and surgery that affect a pet’s mobility. Under the supervision of a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioners (CCRP) a pet’s quality of life can improve and their pain decrease.

Techniques used in our physical rehabilitation include thermotherapy, cryotherapy, hydrotherapy, cold laser therapy, core strengthening, muscle building exercises and coordination exercises, massage and much more. Each technique is used to increase function and mobility of joints and muscles, improve overall quality of life and decrease pain in animals.

Our CCRP’s have decades of veterinary medical experience behind them. Our team will design a care plan that utilizes the appropriate techniques for your pet’s individual needs and teach you to continue care, when possible, in your own home.

Rehabilitation

What is Animal Rehabilitation?

Animal rehabilitation is the use of therapeutic exercises combined with additional modalities such as hydrotherapy, ultrasound, cryotherapy, neuromuscular electrical stimulation and acupuncture to improve the recovery of patients with both acute and chronic conditions.

How Will My Pet Benefit From Animal Rehabilitation?

Animal rehabilitation can restore, maintain and promote optimal function and mobility; enhance recovery postoperatively; alleviate pain; improve circulation, coordination and range of motion; provide confidence and comfort in geriatric patients.

Is My Pet A Candidate For Rehabilitation?

Pets of all ages, sizes and breeds can benefit from animal rehabilitation. Any animal suffering from chronic pain, arthritis, obesity or muscle weakness can experience an enhanced quality of life as a result of rehabilitation.

Conditions That Respond Well To Rehabilitation:

Orthopedic Conditions:

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears
  • Arthritis
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Patellar Luxations
  • Fractures
  • Osteochondritis Dessicans
  • Soft Tissue Injuries

Neurological Conditions:

  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Fibrocartilaginous Emboli
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lumbosacral Stenosis

General Health/Wellness:

  • Athletic Conditioning
  • Cardiovascular Fitness
  • Obesity-Weight Loss

Underwater Treadmill

The underwater treadmill enables dogs to begin the rehabilitation process earlier than normal. The low-impact exercise offered by the underwater treadmill allows the animal to transition more quickly to land-based therapy by increasing muscle strength and endurance with the natural properties of water buoyancy, resistance and heat.

Our Rehabilitation Services

Physical Rehabilitation
Pain Management

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