Physical therapy for humans has been around for many years – but the field of animal rehabilitation therapy is a relatively new field in veterinary medicine. It is the science of physical therapy whose aim is to develop, maintain and restore maximal movement and functional ability. This may become necessary due to an injury, disease or aging changes. It started with massage and manual therapies, like exercise but today encompasses many different treatment modalities.
At Animal 911 Veterinary Hospital, we do Physical Rehabilitation to minimize pain – and increase quality of life
When your pet has problems in movement, there is associated pain and discomfort. Rehab as we call it, serves to minimize this pain, regain as much flexibility as possible and ultimately increase the quality of life of the patient.
We are able to provide a range of methods of Physiotherapy
- Stretching and Range of motion exercises
- Therapeutic exercises
- Thermal – hot and cold compresses
- Electrical stimulation and magnetic therapy
- Low Level Light Laser
- Underwater Treadmill
- Land Treadmill
What can Rehabilitation do for your pet
- Prevent injury
- Ensure rapid healing
- Facilitate return to full strength and mobility
- Minimize formation of scar tissue, which decreases range of motion)
- Relieve pain
- Return or maintenance of optimal body weight
The therapy sessions are conducted by Stephanie who is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant (CCRA). Physio training can range from wellness and weight management – to body building and agility training. Our new facility offers the space and the tools for a complete workout program.
Underwater Treadmill therapy
At Animal 911 – Our rehabilitation program is supervised by Dr. Wybranowski, who is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT).He directs all the therapies and exercise activities.
The therapy sessions are conducted by Stephanie who is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant (CCRA) – and who conducts rehabilitation training post-surgery as well as training for particular ailments such as arthritis, orthopedic problems, obesity, and fitness.
Stephanie conducts body-building training to build up muscle mass, endurance and strengthening, which is particularly useful for canine athletes who are involved in high performance sports such as AGILITY, FLYBALL, SKIJORING, FRISBEE, ETC…