Many pets recovering from surgery, injury or other trauma -- as well as those suffering from neurological disorders -- benefit significantly from a specialized rehabilitation program. Rehabilitation can be very effective at increasing mobility, joint function, muscle mass, and decreasing pain. It can also improve balance and coordination. These important health improvements can result from a comprehensive treatment plan we develop to meet your pet's individual needs -- with the goal of enabling your pet to live a better quality of life. Animal Specialty Center houses a comprehensive Rehabilitation Center with the most technologically advanced equipment to support your pet's recovery and achieve the best possible results. Our center is staffed by a licensed physical therapist who is also certified in canine rehabilitation and licensed in veterinary technology. She is highly qualified to administer customized treatment plans with excellent care in a private, comfortable setting.

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
€¢ Brain injury

General Health/Wellness:

€¢ Athletic Conditioning
€¢ Cardiovascular Fitness
€¢ Obesity-Weight Loss

Animal Specialty Center's treatment options include:

€¢ Manual therapies
€¢ Cold laser
€¢ Electrical stimulation, ultrasound therapies
€¢ Cavaletti obstacle course
€¢ Therapeutic exercise
€¢ Hot and cold therapy
€¢ Home exercise program
€¢ Weight loss program (Fit Club)

Underwater Treadmill
In addition to those treatment options listed above, Animal Specialty Center' Physical Rehabilitation Center has two underwater treadmills. Utilizing 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.

Animal Specialty Center's Rehabilitation Center has enabled many pets to realize their true potential and begin enjoying life to the fullest again. Let us assist you in helping your pet. Call our Rehabilitation Center for more information 914-457-4000. To learn more about Linda McMahon's credentials and experience, please visit

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