Physical rehabilitation is the practice of using a combination of techniques to try to restore function and strength in an animal in order to regain quality of life and decrease pain. It is also used to enhance recovery from surgery, it is also used to help arthritis and degenerative diseases.
There are many techniques including massage, range of motion, thermo- and cryotherapy, balancing and coordinating exercises, etc.
Once a full assessment has been made of your animal, an appropriate course of therapy can begin and will include both in-clinic and at home exercises and routines. Physical rehabilitation provides a great complement to the pre-existing modalities of orthopedic manipulation and cold laser therapy which are also offered here at Sequist Animal Hospital.