The benefits of rehabilitation include improved quality of life for your pet through decreased pain and increased strength and endurance, flexibility, coordination, and balance.
Animals that have experienced a musculoskeletal or neurologic injury, have undergone surgery, or have degenerative or chronic joint conditions will benefit from physical therapy. Rehabilitation is also beneficial for older animals that have decreased mobility, overweight dogs needing a comprehensive weight loss program, and perfor-mance dogs needing fitness training to gain a competitive edge or for treatment of a sports injury.
Services available include hydrotherapy allowing your pet to benefit both from the buoyancy of water as well as the resistance, land treadmill, electrical stimulation for neuromuscular reeducation and pain control, Pulsed Signal Therapy for treatment of degenerative conditions, manual therapy including massage, joint mobilization, indirect osteopathic techniques, and cranial sacral therapy, and therapeutic exercise programs specifically tailored to meet your pet's needs.
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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:
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears
- Hip Dysplasia
- Patellar Luxations
- Osteochondritis Dessicans
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Degenerative Myelopathy
- Fibrocartilaginous Emboli
- Intervertebral Disc Disease
- Lumbosacral Stenosis
- Athletic Conditioning
- Cardiovascular Fitness
- Obesity-Weight Loss
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.