• Physical Therapy assessment- Each dog is thoroughly evaluated with a comprehensive history, gait and movement analysis, physical examination, and structural assessment. From the assessment, an individualized treatment plan is formulated specifically for each dogs needs.
  • Treatment- Options for treating canine conditions include manual therapy techniques to restore joint and soft tissue mobility, massage, and anti-inflammatory modalities including cold laser to help with pain, swelling, and assist with healing. Neuromuscular re-education, proprioception, and therapeutic exercise will be used to restore strength, function, and control to affected areas. Underwater treadmill and swimming directed by a physical therapist can assist to treating orthopedic injuries, neurological conditions, and chronic conditions.

  • Who needs rehabilitation? Dogs who are post-operative, dogs with acute or chronic neurological conditions and even older dogs with osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease. In the canine athlete, there are many acute and chronic. sports-related injuries and performance problems that can be corrected with rehabilitation. Musculoskeletal and neurological conditions can result in pain, weakness, decreased range of motion, loss of balance and coordination, decreased endurance, and decreased function/difficulty with normal daily activities. Overall wellness can be also be addressed in dogs requiring weight loss and general conditioning.