Veterinary physical rehabilitation increasingly is being used in animals to help restore function, mobility, and quality of life. Although most used in dogs, physical rehabilitation can be part of a treatment protocol for almost any animal species.
At Viera East Veterinary Center we work mostly with canine and feline patients.
Physical rehabilitation can provide pets with a variety of benefits, including:
Reduced pain and reduced inflammation
Increased range of motion, improved balance and coordination
Restoration of normal movement
Restoration of normal muscle mass and increased muscle strength
Weight loss in obese patients
Improved/enhanced overall quality of life of pets and their families.
Viera East Veterinary Center started to offer physical rehabilitation services in 2006. Our rehab department offers a variety of rehabilitation services: therapeutic laser, therapeutic ultrasound, TENS, E-stim, digital thermal imaging, manual therapies, therapeutic exercises, acupuncture, and land treadmill.
Our physical rehabilitation therapist, Jolanta, is focused on rehab patients only. Additionally, we have a rehab-only area and as a result, our patients are extremely happy and excited to come for their rehab sessions. Jolanta puts a lot of time and energy into bonding with our patients so they can feel safe and comfortable with her during the rehab sessions. A stress-free environment is crucial for successful recovery.
We approach every case with a customized rehab plan, addressing medication, nutrition, home modifications, and exercise routines. We treat patients for a variety of issues:
- Degenerative joint disease or arthritis
- Hip dysplasia
- Tendon, ligament, and muscle injuries
- Rear limb weakness
- Recovery from musculoskeletal surgery
- Traumatic injuries (e.g., being hit by a car)
- Spinal injury
- Intervertebral disc disease
- Nerve disorders
We are very passionate about providing top-quality care to our patients and we continuously seek to expand our knowledge and skills. Recently we added chiropractic services and PRP Companion Therapy.
If your pet needs help with managing pain or any physical limitations, please contact our office.