Veterinary rehabilitation, also known as animal physical therapy or rehab, involves the application of various therapeutic techniques and exercises to aid in the recovery and improvement of animals' physical function and overall well-being. It is commonly used for animals that have undergone surgery, experienced injuries, or suffer from chronic conditions that affect their mobility and quality of life.
Rehabilitation is a great way to help reduce pain, improve function, enhance performance, and can even be an alternative to surgery.
There are a multitude of conditions that veterinary rehabilitation can treat, including:
- CCL and Meniscal injuries
- Degenerative Myelopathy
At Broadway Veterinary Clinic, our Certified Companion Animal Rehabilitation Therapist (CCAT) will take an in-depth look at your furry family member and create a treatment plan accordingly. Below are the methods of rehabilitation that we offer:
- Therapeutic Massage: Massage and manual techniques can help alleviate muscle tension, increase blood circulation, and improve overall comfort.
- Manual Therapy to restore range of motion
- Myofascial release: An indirect, non-intrusive approach to soft tissue manipulation that involves gently moving tissue at the surface level, releasing tight fascia, and helping to stimulate the body’s ability to re-align itself.
- Pain Management: Pain assessment and management are crucial components of rehabilitation. This can involve the use of medications, as well as physical modalities to reduce pain and discomfort.
- Therapeutic Exercise & Joint Mobilization: Exercises designed to improve muscle strength, joint range of motion, flexibility, and overall mobility. This may include stretching, balance and coordination exercises, and proprioceptive training.
- Customized Treatment Plans: Each animal's rehabilitation needs are unique, so veterinary rehabilitation often involves creating personalized treatment plans tailored to the specific condition, age, and physical capabilities of the animal.
- Education and Home Exercise Programs: At-home workout program fitted with easy-to-follow videos and instructions on how to perform exercises at home to continue the rehabilitation process between clinic visits.
Questions about our Rehabilitation services? Give us a call at 207-942-2281! Ready to schedule your pet's Rehabilition Consultation with Dr. Garmon? Book online or call today!