Canine Rehabilitation

Canine Rehabilitation

Canine rehabilitation is a lot like human rehabilitation in that we use therapeutic exercises combined with other modalities such as ultrasound, cryotherapy, and neuromuscular electrical stimulation to improve the recovery of patients with both acute and chronic conditions. Rehabilitation can be life changing! It can restore, maintain and promote optimal function and mobility.

Benefits include

•  Restoration, maintenance and promotion of optimal function and mobility
•  Enhancement of recovery process after surgical operations,
•  Alleviation of pain
•  Improvement of coordination and range of motion
•  Improved confidence and comfort in geriatric patients

Pets of all ages and sizes can benefit from rehabilitation. Here are some conditions that respond well to rehabilitation:

Orthopedic Conditions

•  Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears
•  Arthritis
•  Hip Dysplasia
•  Patellar Luxations
•  Fractures
•  Osteochondritis Dessicans
•  Soft Tissue Injuries

Neurological Conditions

•  Degenerative Myelopathy
•  Fibrocartilaginous Emboli
•  Intervertebral Disc Disease
•  Lumbosacral Stenosis

General Health / Wellness

•  Athletic Conditioning
•  Cardiovascular Fitness
•  Obesity-Weight Loss

For more information about the benefits of Canine Rehabilitation, please visit the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians.