Rehabilitation 2Chattanooga Canine Rehabilitation and Wellness offers the utmost care to our patients. The course of rehabilitation consists of an initial assessment of the animal’s condition, development of an appropriate rehabilitation plan to return the animal to the best possible function, and owner instruction in an appropriate home exercise program. We remain in close contact with the referring veterinarian regarding the animal’s progress.

Physical rehabilitation is offered for:

• Orthopedic trauma and surgery
• Chronic pain and geriatric conditioning
• Degenerative joint disease
• Neurologic injuries or dysfunction
• Vestibular syndrome
• Obesity
• Athletic conditioning and core stabilization

What are the benefits of physical rehabilitation?

• Increased mobility following orthopedic or neurologic injury
• Safe use of painful limb following surgery or injury
• Improved or prolonged quality of life for geriatric and arthritic patients
• Adequate weight loss in overweight and obese patients
• Management of acute and chronic pain
• Increased fitness of athletic and working dogs
• Ambulatory assistance for patients who need carts, orthotic devices, or prostheses

Our facility provides:

• Underwater treadmill
• Therapeutic ultrasound
• Class IIIB low level laser
• Neuromuscular electrical stimulation
• Cold and heat therapy
• Therapeutic exercise
• Massage therapy
• Skilled manual therapy

About our therapist:
Cassy Englert, MS, PT, OCS, CCRP
Cassy graduated from the University of Miami Graduate Program in Physical Therapy in 1994. She received board certification as a specialist in orthopedics by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2001 and certification as a canine rehabilitation practitioner from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She has worked in the field of human physical therapy for over 16 years and canine rehabilitation for over 8 years. She brings her skills as an orthopedic physical therapist and love of animals together to care for our companions that are always there for us, unconditionally.