Rehabilitation is a new and emerging field within the veterinary world, though it is well recognised as an integral part of the recovery process in human medicine and surgery. We feel it should be integral to any recovery from illness or injury in the veterinary field too!
Any rehabilitation programme that we put together for your animal is bespoke for them - by individually tailoring the treatment plan that they require, we can achieve the optimal outcomes for them. This programme may include any of the following treatment modalities:
- Soft tissue mobilisations
- Joint mobilisations
- Physical therapy (exercises)
- LASER therapy with a class 4 LASER (K LASER Cube 4)
- Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES)
The aim of any rehabilitation programme is to restore the best bodily function that we can and build muscle strength and flexibility to prevent further injury. Many of these patients have some degree of pain-certainly initially - and so an integral part of the rehabilitation plan that we put together for your pet will be in reducing this pain. This then allows other components of the programme to be possible and yield the best result. This pain relief may include cryotherapy, acupuncture, medication and LASER treatments.
Currently, we are able to offer rehabilitation for small animals, with an emphasis on dogs.