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Physical Rehabilitation

Physical rehabilitation can help animals with  musculoskeletal and neurologic disorders.

Rehabilitation can:

  • alleviate arthritic pain

  • ensure faster recovery from orthopedic and neurologic surgery

  • alleviate pain from joint and disk disease

  • hasten recovery from acute trauma

  • alleviate pain from chronic muscle or bone disorders

  • strengthen competitive animals

  • improve weight loss                 


Our Therapies:


1. Water therapy -- utilizes an underwater treadmill with warm water.The  buoyancy allows a painful animal to perform low-impact exercises.

  • eases mobility

  • increases strength

  • decreases pain

  • reduces inflammation

  • improves flexibility














2. Manual therapy -- applies the knowledge and techniques from human physical therapy.

  • massage

  • passage range of motion

  • stretching

  • flexing and extending the joints


3. Laser Therapy  -- is a deep penetrating light laser used along areas that are painful or where a recent surgery has taken place.

  • heals skin wounds - e.g. lick granulomas and hot spots

  • hastens recovery from orthopedic and neurologic surgery

  • reduces pain and inflammation

  • helps tendonitis


4. Chiropractic treatments -- are a gentle movement of vertebrae and other bones to help properly align the body. 

  • realigns the spine if animals have been shifting their weight due to pain

  • hastens recovery from acute trauma

  • reduces muscle pain and spasms

























5. Massage -- can be incorporated with other modalities or used alone.

  • helps alleviate pain 

  • decreases muscle spasms 

  • improves range of motion for pets with arthritis or an injury


6. Neuromuscular Electrostimulation (NMES) -- is a gentle electrical current treatment for muscles.

  • reduces muscle spasms and pain

  • innervates nerves for pets with neurologic problems











7. BEMER (Bio-Electric Magnetic Energy Regulation)  gives you the earth's frequencies and intensities through PEMF (pulsed electro-magnetic frequencies). This boosts the body's blood flow.

8. Floor exercises -- help strengthen the muscles and sustain range of motion.

  • cavaletti poles

  • physio balls

  • wobble boards

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