We are excited to be able to offer canine and feline physical rehabilitation therapy at our hospital! This holistic, integrative approach to recovery and improving mobility combines the best of age-old techniques with the benefit of state-of-the-art technology. They offer a wide range of therapeutic modalities and treatments often consist of a combination of manual therapies, land, and device-assisted exercises, and energetic medicine.
The therapeutic modalities offered help with range of motion, coordination, joint mobilization, as well as accelerated healing and decreased pain and inflammation. They include:
- Manual therapies
- Underwater/ Dry Treadmill
- Hyperthermia therapy
- Therapeutic Laser
- Orthopedic Manipulation
- Physioballs/Balance Boards/Fit Discs
- Cavalettis/Weave Cones
- Thermotherapy (heat and cold)
What does Physical Rehabilitation do?
Physical rehabilitation helps increase the patient’s strength and mobility, decrease pain, aid in their proprioception (awareness of foot placement) and increase overall well-being. Physical rehabilitation is extremely important for a quicker recovery for post-operative patients. This is especially vital for patients with orthopedic and neurologic conditions. Studies have shown that physical rehab can help speed the return to function approximately 50% faster than without rehab, and help reduce the severe muscle loss during post surgery.
What pets can benefit from physical rehabilitation?
- All surgery patients (especially orthopedic and neurologic)
- Patients with degenerative neurologic and bony conditions (hip dysplasia, osteoarthritis, degenerative myopathy, IVDD)
- Muscle and tendon strains
- Weight loss
- Cancer and general pain management
- Athletic conditioning
The veterinarians at Integrative Animal Hospital of Central Florida utilize physical therapy for a wide range of chronic problems including arthritis, hip dysplasia, spine and hind-end weakness, soft tissue strains and weight loss. These modalities also help improve quality of life for cancer patients.
Call us today at 407-833-8868 to learn more about our rehabilitation therapy services.