Active Pet Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation therapies are an excellent aid following muscle injury and orthopaedic surgery (for bones and joints), or to help reduce the discomfort of osteo-arthritis. Rehabilitation techniques are also helpful when pets are recovering from all types of nerve injuries, including paralysis.
Pain management is a major part of rehabilitation for all pets. All rehabilitation techniques help to improve comfort levels long term, and restore normal movement patterns. Most therapies used are non-painful. If your pet is suffering from pain some specific therapies can be used to help reduce this.
All rehabilitation is complimentary to veterinary treatment and is not meant as an alternative to veterinary care. We take your lifestyle into consideration when we build a treatment and exercise plan to get your pet back to normal as fast as possible.
Rehabilitation techniques we use include:
· Massage- including trigger point and acupressure
· Stretching and joint mobilisation
· Passive range of movement exercises
· Body awareness techniques (to improve gait and muscle strength)
· Active exercise plans (individually designed for each patient)
· Veterinary acupuncture
· Hydrotherapy / aqua treadmill