Physical therapy or rehabilitation helps your pet recover from injuries and surgery. Physical rehabilitation is increasingly utilized in animals to help repair function, mobility, and quality of life. Although mostly used in dogs, physical rehabilitation can be part of a therapy procedure for almost any animal family.
Full-Service Pet Rehabilitation at The Melrose Vet
At The Melrose Vet, we provide extensive rehabilitation services that include training, boarding, and board options.
We provide all types of animal physical rehabilitation that can restore quality of life to your injured pet, post-operative, weakened or neurologically impaired pet.
Types of The Melrose Vet veterinary physical rehabilitation
At The Melrose Vet, our veterinary physical rehabilitation includes multiple techniques that can be used either alone or jointly to maximize the full benefit of your pet's treatment, such as:
Our physical therapy exercises can be combined into every pet's rehabilitation plan to improve strength, balance, and coordination.
Our hydrotherapy reduces stress on joints. With our underwater treadmill therapy, pets recovering from injuries can often walk underwater before taking steps on land. This hydrotherapy can enhance a pet's range of motion, balance, mobility, and flexibility.
Our massage methods relax muscles, reduce stress, and reduce pain in pets—especially in muscular pets with injuries or arthritis.
Our animal treadmills improve muscle, endurance, and balance in pets recovering from injuries. Pets struggling after a surgical procedure or an injury usually can regain their normal pace by re-learning to walk on a treadmill.
Our pet's acupuncture can help reduce pain and inflammation and improve your pet's quality of life.
Our laser therapy decreases inflammation and discomfort while improving recovery in pets, especially dogs and cats with problems such as arthritis and surgical incisions.
The Benefits of Our veterinary physical rehabilitation
At The Melrose Vet, Dr. Sehaj Grewal and our physical rehabilitation team help improve your pets’ overall quality of life. Also, physical rehabilitation can provide your pets with a variety of benefits, including:
- Increased range of motion
- Reduced pain and inflammation
- Improved balance and coordination
- Restoration of normal movement and muscle mass
- Increased muscle strength
- Weight loss in the obese pet patients
When Your Pet Needs Physical Rehabilitation services?
Veterinary physical rehabilitation can help all pets suffering from a recovering from an injury or wound or even chronic inflammatory disease.
Pets with the following conditions that might benefit from physical rehabilitation include:
- Hip dysplasia
- Tendon, ligament, and muscle injuries
- Rear limb weakness
- Recovery from musculoskeletal surgery
- Traumatic injuries (being hit by a car)
- Spinal injury
- Degenerative joint disease or arthritis
- Intervertebral disc disease
- Nerve disorders