Physical rehabilitation of animals is a new area of veterinary medicine which has become essential in providing the best opportunities for dogs and cats to recover from neurosurgical, surgical (orthopedic), arthritic and chronically-debilitating diseases and conditions. Although generally not thought of as an injury, osteoarthritis is a chronically debilitating condition that results in muscle mass loss and stiff joints. Just like humans, animals require physical rehabilitation to recover muscle strength and joint flexibility following an injury or chronic disuse. Our animal physical rehabilitation center is fully equipped with a full suite of high tech rehabilitation equipment, including underwater and land treadmills, deep tissue ultrasound, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). We have special programs designed for sports medicine, performance optimization and fitness as well as weight management. Our physical rehabilitation service will perform outpatient consultations and will also be integral in our hospitalized, post-operative orthopedic, neurologic and debilitated critical care patients.
Marc E. Havig, DVM, DACVS, CCRP
Michelle B. Carnes, MS, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)