Physical Rehabilitation Services
Manual Therapy & Massage
Manual therapy is the application of techniques including massage, stretching, myofascial trigger point release and joint mobilizations to address soft tissue abnormalities, joint dysfunction and pain. An increase in blood and lymphatic circulation helps flush toxins from the tissues resulting in reduced pain and stiffness, increased range of motion and flexibility.
Low level laser therapy or photobiomodulation, is a non-invasive application of light energy to an affected area of the body. Therapeutic laser therapy stimulates a chain of chemical reactions and helps heal the body on a cellular level. This process helps increase blood flow to the affected area, stimulates the release of endorphins, decreases inflammation and swelling, accelerates tissue repair and nerve regeneration.
Electrical Stimulation (ESTIM)
Electrical stimulation (ESTIM) is the application of an electrical current to a targeted area of the body. This modality helps to stimulate muscle and nerve activity, which can help restore optimal muscle function. It can be used to decrease pain and inflammation, reversing the effects of disuse following an injury or surgery.
Targeted Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (tPEMF)
tPEMF is a safe, non-invasive, FDA- approved therapy which uses pulsed electromagnetic field therapy to accelerate normal biological cellular reactions. This therapy is beneficial in relieving pain, reducing swelling, and stimulating healing.
Application of cold or moist heat packs to an affected area can help decrease inflammation and reduce pain. Heat can be applied to increase blood flow and aid in muscle relaxation.
Therapeutic Exercises and Home Exercise Plans
A treatment plan will be customized to address your pet's specific concerns and will include exercises developed to improve balance, strength, endurance, flexibility and body awareness. We utilize a variety of equipment including cavaletti/weave poles, balance discs, wobble/rocker boards, tension bands, and obstacle courses. Owners will be given at-home exercises to help continue their pet's progress between appointments.