Rehabilitation Services

Your Pet’s Quality of Life Can Be Improved

If your pet has a medical condition that makes it difficult to carry out everyday activities such as walking, running, or climbing stairs, can physical rehabilitation really improve their quality of life? The answer is a definite yes!

Just as with humans, a professionally designed and supervised program of physical therapy can help your pet regain optimal function and return to the activities they enjoy most. Whether your pet has been injured, undergone surgery, or is dealing with the effects of aging or being overweight, rehabilitation has been shown to help/improve your pet’s condition.

This is why we’ve built a spacious, well-appointed Rehabilitation Center. It’s the only facility in the area with a custom-designed, full-size therapy pool with a ramp for safe, easy access. You’re welcome to attend rehabilitation sessions and observe your pet’s therapy in action at any time.

Rehabilitation Has Been Shown to:

  • Improve muscle strength, coordination, and agility
  • Help your pet recover from surgery
  • Improve the range of motion of the joints and limbs
  • Help manage pain
  • Reduce the risk of injury due to deconditioning
  • Promote physical and mental well-being

The Conditions That Benefit from Rehabilitation:

  • Arthritis
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Orthopedic conditions both pre and post-operatively
  • Obesity
  • Stroke
  • Increasing difficulty with daily activities due to age or inactivity/deconditioning

The rehabilitation services Guardian Veterinary Specialists provides

After a comprehensive initial evaluation, our rehabilitation expert will develop a plan of care tailored to your pet’s unique needs. This plan may include:

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Therapeutic exercise for improving range of motion, strength, coordination, and balance
  • Manual therapy (massage, stretching, joint and/or soft tissue mobilization)
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Measuring and fitting assistive devices like wheelchairs and orthotics
  • Cold laser treatment
  • Electrical stimulation to help with pain relief
  • Myofascial release

Also, as a pet owner, you’re given a home exercise program and written instructions to help you help your pet achieve the most successful outcome.