Rehabilitation


The patient & client work together with a Registered Veterinary Technician who has additional training in physical rehabilitation. A rehabilitation program is designed specifically for each patient with their special needs in mind.

In clinic, our technician will discuss your pet’s case with you & how physical therapy can help. Together, you will work with your pet through a series of stretches & exercises that will improve your pet’s condition. After each visit, you will go home with exercises that can be done by you at home for additional conditioning & healing benefits for your pet. All of these will be demonstrated on your pet while at the clinic.

Types Of Excercises

  • Core strengthening
  • Limb strengthening
  • Stretching
  • Proprioceptive stimulation
  • Balance building
  • Endurance enhancement

Conditions Helped By Physical Therapy:

  • After surgical repair of bones/joints
  • Arthritis/Joint Pain
  • Senior pet well-being/comfort
  • Weight loss
  • Neurologic Conditions
  • Sports Conditioning
  • Mobility & Posture Issues

Why Should My Pet Have Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy has been shown to…

Increase:

  • improves and hastens post-surgical healing of orthopaedic and soft tissue surgeries
  • Muscle & joint strength
  • Range of motion & circulation
  • Core stability

Improve:

  • Cartilage & ligament strength
  • Functional ability
  • Balance & proprioception
  • Performance/Endurance (athletic dogs)
  • Quality of life

Reduces:

  • Weight
  • Pain
  • Muscle loss

 

Important COVID-19 Update

In order to keep our community and team as safe as possible, we will be practicing “hands free” or “socially distanced” appointments.  Our hospital doors will be locked, when you contact us over the phone we will give you clear instructions on how to proceed for your appointment.  All food or medication pick ups will be done “curbside”.  Due to staff restrictions at this time local emergency care from midnight (12am)  till 8am is being referred to Walker Road Animal Hospital 519-972-9000 or London Regional Emergency Hospital at 519-432-3300. 

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