Physical rehabilitation is a concept that human medicine has been incorporating into its healthcare for years. Over the past couple of decades medical and surgical advances in veterinary medicine have demanded better care and expertise. Physical therapy and rehabilitation have continued to evolve for veterinary patients to enhance pet surgical recovery and maintain a comfortable quality of life.
Our very own Dr. Marian Shuler Holladay (DVM, CVA), a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner, can develop a rehabilitation plan, provide physical therapy, and design sports conditioning protocol for your pet. Whether it is for complete healing, lifelong management of a specific problem, or simply getting in condition to play hard, the methods will be specific to your pet’s needs.
The goals of cat and dog physical rehabilitation are quite simple:
- Increased function of the pet – being able to use all of its limbs to move around and function in daily life
- Decreased pain – due to chronic osteoarthritis or due to a recent surgery or injury
- Encourage healing – of a wound, a fracture, a sprain/strain