Now offering a surgery-free, drug-free noninvasive treatment for pain relief and inflammation
What is rehabilitation therapy?
Rehabilitation therapy is the companion animal equivalent of physical therapy for humans. For decades, humans have benefited from physical therapy as an aid to recovery after injury or illness. The same techniques can be applied to our animal patients.
With rehabilitation therapy at Madison Veterinary Hospital we can:
- Reduce pain and inflammation
- Increase muscle mass
- Improve strength and range of motion
- Improve balance and coordination
- Accelerate healing
- Improve quality of life
Who can benefit from rehabilitation therapy?
Studies have shown that rehabilitation therapy can help pets with a variety of physical challenges including:
- Post-operative recovery
- Weight control
- Neurologic diseases
- Intervertebral Disc Disease
- Non-surgical luxating patellas or cruciate ligament injuries
What happens at a rehabilitation therapy session?
At the initial consultation, we will evaluate your pet and review his or her medical history. Together we will determine the problems we need to address and establish the goals for therapy. We'll make a plan for therapy going forward over the next weeks to months, depending on the needs of your pet.
To allow adequate time for the complete physical examination and assessment of your pet's needs, we prefer for your pet to be admitted for the day at no additional charge. This will also allow us to begin treatment at the first appointment. We will schedule a discharge time for your pet where the doctor will discuss your pet's visit and go over the treatment plan.
We'll treat your pets unique condition using a variety of techniques and tools including:
- Laser therapy
- Joint manipulation
- Therapeutic exercise
- Massage therapy