Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy services seed to improve your pet’s quality of life by providing the highest quality rehabilitation and pain management services. We will work with you and your regular veterinarian to create a tailored in-hospital and at-home treatment program specific to your pet’s needs. Our Physical Therapist is available to see patients Monday through Friday in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy is the use of therapeutic exercises and manual techniques combined with additional modalities such as hydrotherapy, LASER (therapeutic laser), extracorporeal shockwave therapy, thermotherapy, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, soft tissue mobilization and functional dry needling to improve recovery of patients with both acute and chronic conditions. We also provide casting and measurements for custom orthotics, prosthetics and casts.

How will my pet benefit from physical therapy?

Physical Therapy 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. Healthy, athletic animals and working dogs can also benefit from out conditions and weight management program.

Is my pet a candidate for physical therapy?

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

Examples of conditions that respond well to physical therapy:

Orthopedic Conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Knee injuries and surgical repairs
  • Hip dysplasia, including post-op hip replacement and conservative management
  • Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD)
  • Soft tissue injuries (e.g. bicipital/supraspinatus tendinopathy, iliopsoas strains, carpal hyperextension)
  • Fractures and amputations

Neurological Conditions:

  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Nerve injuries or paralysis
  • Non-surgical back and neck pain
  • Wobbler syndrome
  • Degenerative myelopathy (DM)
  • Brain injuries or tumors
  • Fibrocartilaginous Emboli (FCE)
  • Balance (vestibular) disease

General Health/Wellness:

  • Obesity
  • Reconditioning after illness or injury
  • Cardiovascular issues
  • Athletic conditioning/performance problems
  • Gait abnormalities
  • Geriatric support