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CANINE REHABILITATION 2017-08-12T17:19:59+00:00

CERTIFIED CANINE REHABILITATION AT HICKORY VETERINARY HOSPITAL

Physical rehabilitation is a growing field in veterinary medicine. The advantages and types of patients that benefit are wide and far reaching. The overarching gals are to improve quality of life through increasing functional ability, decreasing pain and return to normal function. We want our patients and your family members to live the most full and happy lives possible.

Goals and Benefits

  • Strengthening in an effort to maintain and build muscle
  • Increasing and restoring range of motion
  • Balance and stability
  • Pain control
  • Improving expediting functional return to normal post op or post injury and management of degenerative joint disease
  • Physical interaction and mental stimulation


Patients Who Benefit

  • Pre and post op orthopedic and neurologic conditions
  • Osteoarthritic patients
  • Neurologic conditions
  • Weight management
  • Canine athletes for conditioning, endurance and strengthening


Modalities / Services

  • Range of motion
  • Massage therapy
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Therapeutic class IV laser
  • individualized at home exercise programs


Visits / Time commitment

  • First visit, which involves evaluation, planning and treatment, is approximately 1 hour
  • Subsequent visits, including modalities and exercises, are approximately 40 minutes

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