The goals of animal rehabilitation are to restore, maintain, and promote optimal function, fitness, wellness, and overall quality of life. Almost all animals can benefit from a tailored rehab program, but pets with the following conditions may see significant improvements: post-orthopedic or post-neurologic surgery, arthritis, soft tissue injuries, non-operable conditions that affect mobility and function, pain secondary to joint/bone/muscle/nerve disease, obesity. Taking your furry loved one to a dog rehabilitation vet can help benefit greatly.
Over the past few decades numerous studies have shown that, just like with humans, pets that undergo physical rehabilitation during their recovery period see a much better return to normal function and mobility.
At JPESC we are equipped with state-of-the-art rehabilitation tools. We utilize techniques such as low level laser therapy (Class IV), underwater treadmill, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), various exercise equipment (peanuts, physiodiscs), massage therapy, neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), joint injections, hyperbaric oxygen, and acupuncture. Most often, a combination of modalities along with appropriate nutrition and supplements help achieve the best results possible for your pet.