Veterinary Rehabilitation Therapy
Now offering: Mobile Rehabilitation!
Bringing rehabilitation services to your pet in the comfort of their own home.
What is Rehabilitation Therapy?
Rehabilitation therapy is very comparable to rehabilitation in humans. Just like us, canines and felines can benefit from rehab treatments post-operatively, as well as for general conditioning, maintaining strength in geriatric phases, stimulating nerve function in neuropathies and so much more. It can be used to manage and treat pain, strengthen muscles, improve joint range of motion and condition the body for a more improved functional way of life.
Why will rehab help my dog or cat after surgery?
Rehabilitation therapy can aid in expediting recovery for your pet to help achieve the goal of returning them to their regular daily activities swiftly and soundly. This can be achieved by use of pain management modalities such as Low Level Laser therapy (also known as cold laser), therapeutic ultrasound to reduce excess swelling of joints and alleviate tense muscles, TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) for blocking pain, use of cold/heat therapy, and performance of manual treatment such as massage, stretching, and passive range of motion. Therapeutic exercises can also be utilized for regaining lost muscle mass after surgery and assist in maintaining strength for prevention of further injuries.
How long will my pet need to do rehabilitation therapy?
Your rehab therapist will help develop the best customized treatment plan specific to your dog’s needs, however you can expect on average for most orthopedic post-op cases to be fully recovered and with return to full activity by the 12-16 week period (with rehab assistance).