Through our Animals in Motion department, we are pleased to offer state-of-the-art physical medicine and rehabilitation therapy to a variety of pets that can benefit from it.
What is Animal Rehabilitation?
Animal rehabilitation is the use of therapeutic exercises along with a variety of other treatment modalities, in order to improve the comfort, mobility, function, and conditioning of patients dealing with a variety of both acute and chronic conditions.
Conditions That Respond Well to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation:
Pets of all ages, sizes, and breeds can benefit from a good rehabilitation program. Post-operative patients and any animal suffering from chronic pain, neurologic conditions, orthopedic or soft-tissue injuries, arthritis, obesity, or muscle weakness can experience an enhanced quality of life as a result of rehabilitation. Additionally, agility and working dogs can benefit from a rehabilitation program, as it helps to restore, maintain, and promote optimal function, mobility, and coordination.
Rehabilitation Modalities Utilized at Animals in Motion:
Therapeutic Exercise: The goals of therapeutic exercises are the improvement of pain-free range of motion, muscle strength, endurance, balance, and overall performance.
Underwater Treadmill: The underwater treadmill utilizes the properties of buoyancy, resistance, and heat to enable dogs to experience low-impact exercise that improves joint range of motion, muscle flexibility, strength, and endurance.
Therapeutic Laser: Therapeutic laser promotes cellular changes that enhance tissue healing and the reduction of pain and inflammation.
Therapeutic Ultrasound: Therapeutic Ultrasound enhances blood flow to decrease scar tissue formation and healing time for a variety of soft tissue injuries. It can also help to relieve muscle soreness and spasms.
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES): NMES assists with muscle strengthening and the reduction of pain and swelling. It is also an important tool that we use to enhance recovery from a number of neurologic conditions.
Therapeutic Massage: Massage can enhance circulation and reduce pain and muscle tension/spasms.
Please contact us with any questions or concerns, we are always here to support you and your pets: