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Rehab, Recovery, and Fitness
"We strive to improve your pet's quality of life so that you can both resume the activities that you enjoy doing together!"
So, what exactly is "Veterinary Rehab"?
"Veterinary Rehab" is the animal version of "Human Physiotherapy." The terms rehab and physiotherapy are often used interchangeably for people and for pets.
Our staff is trained to identify deficiencies, outline treatment plans, and provide specific therapies to control pain and return as much of your pet's normal function as possible. We are trained and experienced in a variety of methods to ease painful conditions, improve muscle strength, increase flexibility, and improve neurologic function.
Our overall goals for our rehab patients are to:
These are some of the conditions we treat:
Land Based Therapy & Exercise
We use a large variety of exercises, equipment, toys, and treats to make your pet's therapy session fun and productive. These include carpeted ramps, padded steps, Cavaletti poles, exercise balls, wobble boards, and land treadmills.
Some of the treatment modalities we use include therapeutic massage and stretching, joint mobilization, TENS unit treatment, Low Level Therapeutic Laser treatments, acupuncture and Tui-na massage, Piezowave shock wave therapy, and heat/cold therapy.
We also provide wheelchair fitting service from Eddie's Wheels, joint braces and artificial limb fitting from Paws in Motion,
Water Therapy & Exercise
The benefits of water therapy are numerous and include:
Our Swim Therapy sessions are held a short drive away at the pool at the Dawg Paradise boarding facility in Westville. For more information about our Swim Therapy Program please visit their website here.