Note: We proudly refer all patients that can benefit from rehabilitation to our sister clinic Full Circle Veterinary Alternatives located in the same building!
Physical therapy is a very hands-on process that involves physical manipulation of the patient’s limbs and affected anatomy. A rehabilitation program for your client’s pets begins with a complete evaluation including weight distribution, body condition, muscle mass measurements, gait assessment and range of motion measurements.
What types of conditions would benefit from rehabilitation?
Physical rehabilitation benefits all breeds of dogs, including working and non-working dogs and even some cats. Pets suffering from arthritis, or recovering from surgery or injury, can be returned to a more healthy state. TPLO, Spinal Disease, Paralysis/Paresis, Hip and Elbow Dysplasia, Osteoarthritis, Weight loss, Soft Tissue Injury, Fractures, and Endurance/Fitness athletes.
What are the costs for physical rehabilitation?
Physical rehabilitation sessions are priced individually per session. Maintenance fitness, Massage and hydrotherapy only sessions are at a reduced fee.
What is electrical stimulation?
Electrical stimulation is used for pain management and increasing muscle tone by applying electrodes to the skin, which deliver low voltage intermittent stimulation to the surface nerves of the skin. Transmission of pain signals is blocked by the release of endorphins to allow healing.
How is the underwater treadmill beneficial?
The underwater treadmill has the same benefits as a regular treadmill, but without the concussion. The added resistance of the water helps to increase muscle tone and body awareness.