Due to the high demand for veterinary care, our wait time to get in for a rehab evaluation may be longer than normal. If your pet has a condition that requires immediate therapy, please call our office to discuss.
How Physical Rehabilitation Can Help Pets
Manual exercise, range of motion and stretching. These exercises can be performed laying, standing or using equipment such as theraballs, peanuts, balance boards, wobble boards and cavaletti rails.
These exercises are tailored to each patient to help improve muscle strength, tone, coordination and mobility.
E-Stim - Electrical Stimulation
E-stim uses gentle electrical current to help quiet and reset neural pain conduction pathways to alleviate acute or chronic pain.
Iontophoresis: By adding conduction gel containing polar ionic medications (generally Dexamethasone and Lidocaine) you can use the gentle electrical current to draw these ions deep into the tissue/region/post-op site for immediate and effective pain relief.
NMES – Neuro-Muscular Electrical Stimulation
Similar to e-stim, this uses a lower frequency current to create muscle contractions.
Used to help recondition/rebuild severely atrophied muscle groups in combination with therapeutic exercise.
This modality uses ultrasonic waves to heat deep tissues. Once heated, you can achieve increased flexibility of the tissues.
Used in combination with stretching and therapeutic exercise to help relieve muscle contractures and frozen/contracted joints.
Phonophoresis: Can also be used with conduction gel and polar ionic medications to carry them deep into the tissues for immediate pain relief.
Class IV Laser Therapy
Infared light from the laser is used to penetrate tissues and greatly increase cellular activity, resulting in increased cellular metabolism.
This change in the cells caused a reduction of pain, increased healing and regeneration of nerve tissue.
High water level creates increased buoyancy allowing pet to exercise with less effort and less stress on joints.
Low water level used to create resistance for muscle building and conditioning.
Hydrotherapy: Oncotic pressure of the water and circulation from the jets can help reduce edema and improve circulation.
Circulating cold water helps reduce swelling and inflammation after exercise, injury or surgery.
V-OP - Veterinary Orthotics and Prosthetics
Supportive devices and braces to aid in recovery from injury or surgery.
Rigid support for amputees or pets with congenital deformities.
Assists with myofascial release to help relieve pain.
Helpful for improving circulation and lymph flow to reduce edema.
Helps correct posture when overcompensating for injury/deformity.