A hunting dog recovering from knee surgery.
An agility superstar returning from a forelimb fracture repair.
A Dachshund learning to walk again, following emergency spinal surgery.
Although vastly different scenarios, all of these dogs can benefit greatly from rehabilitation therapy. Just as in human patients who undergo physio, our canine patients can have rehab before, during, or after their surgical procedure. In most cases it is a vitally important component of your pet’s treatment while they are on the path to healing.
Muscles, nerves and tendons can fall into a pattern of disuse following an injury. A loss of joint range of motion, muscle atrophy and pain can result, which further contributes to disuse. Some patients require gait repatterning and other therapies in order to retrain their injured spinal cord to receive signals from their limbs.