How Veterinary Rehabilitation Helps
There are many indications for veterinary rehabilitation, and therapy deals with a number of injuries, diseases, and circumstances. Four major areas VRCC addresses include:
- Post-surgery or injury rehabilitation—Increase the speed and the level to which your pet recovers from an injury.
- Weight management—Reduce your pet's weight and enhance his or her everyday comfort and quality of life. Lower the risk of future health problems.
- Sport medicine and conditioning—Optimize your dog's athletic potential.
- Geriatric care—Tackle the normal effects of aging and keep your cat or dog active and pain free.
Other indications for rehabilitation therapy include neurological conditions (especially those affecting balance), arthritis, pain control, and general performance problems.
Veterinary rehabilitation may be used to help manage a wide variety of diseases and injuries including:
- Degenerative joint disease
- Cauda equina syndrome
- Degenerative myelopathy
- Elbow dysplasia
- Fibrocartilagenous embolism (FCE)
- Hip dysplasia
- Intervertebral disc disease
- Muscle injuries (strains and sprains)
- Patellar luxation (mild cases)
- Vestibular disorders
- Wobbler's disease
We are happy to discuss your pet's situation to decide how we can best assist in his or her care. Please call our office.
"On several occasions, Dr. Hammel administered acupuncture to help Stone, our aging Black Lab. He was like a babe in her arms and the relaxing effects of the procedure seemed to help his mobility. It was a spa treatment for him with healthful results. "– Chris S.
"When Gracie had her hip surgery, the surgeon referred me to Dr. Hammel for physical rehabilitation to speed her recovery. She steadily improved and now plays just as hard as our puppy! I think she misses her rehab sessions though!"– Patrick H.
"Cody, our 12-year-old German Shepherd, has osteoarthritis and difficulty walking. He has been coming to VRCC for physical rehab and it is helping him tremendously. He feels better, has started playing again, and is now able to go for walks. Cody loves his rehab sessions, especially the underwater treadmill!"– Becca P.
"You can tell that Dr. Hammel cares about each pet and treats them as if they are her own. My dog always feels right at home with VRCC and I love the excellent care she receives there!"– Missy S.