We are pleased to offer animal physical rehabilitation services at Oak Tree Animal Rehabilitation by Acorn Veterinary Clinic. Veterinary physical rehabilitation is the management and treatment of animals who have painful or functionally limiting conditions, especially those with injury or illness related to their neurologic and musculoskeletal systems. Rehabilitation is used to provide pain relief, improve mobility, prevent further injuries, recover from surgery, and manage chronic diseases. It can also be used to increase cardiovascular health, assist in weight reduction and improve strength and balance. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for your pet and to allow them to achieve their best level of pain-free function and mobility.
Physical rehabilitation can be beneficial for animals with many different issues:
- Geriatric and senior animals with mobility issues due to osteoarthritis, muscle weakness, neurological conditions, vestibular disease and hind limb/back pain
- Athletic animals who need conditioning, such as hunting dogs, agility dogs and working dogs
- Animals with orthopedic injuries and post-surgical recovery, such as fractures, joint dislocations, cruciate ligament tears, tendinopathies, patellar luxations, and sports injuries
- Animals with Degenerative Myelopathy (DM), hip and elbow dysplasia, neck pain, osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), intervertebral disc disease (IVDD), Wobbler syndrome, lumbosacral disease
- Animals with any condition that affects their mobility, causes pain and decreases their quality of life
Veterinary physical rehabilitation can include several modalities: therapeutic exercises, thermotherapy, laser therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, massage and stretching, passive range of motion, hydrotherapy, land treadmill, Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES), Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), acupuncture, Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy, regenerative medicine, and orthotics/prosthetics/assistive devices.
Each pet is individual and each rehabilitation program will need to be tailored to the type of injury/illness, surgery performed and also takes into account the patient’s level of fitness, age, and motivation. Please call us at Oak Tree Animal Rehabilitation at 530-753-9573 to leave a message for further information or to schedule a rehabilitation consultation appointment.