Physical Therapy


physical-therapyWe all get tired, sore and creaky as we get older—or suffer sprains, strains, twists, and other muscle or joint injuries. That includes pets, too.

Physical rehabilitation techniques at Riverbark are beneficial for a variety of pets, including those recovering from surgery, canine athletes, hyperactive or overweight pets, and older pets suffering from mobility problems, arthritis, neurological disease, athletic injury, or those pets needing to maintain and/or build conditioning muscles.

We offer the latest equipment, techniques and procedures to help your companion feel his or her best and perform at the highest capability. And many of our post-surgical physical rehabilitation procedures may actually help prevent surgery. We'll also create an individualized treatment plan for your pet.

Physical rehabilitation can help conditions, like hip dysplasia, by building strength in the hip area. Regular pet massage can also aid by increasing flexibility and possibly reducing pain and avoiding surgery. In older dogs suffering from conditions such as arthritis, disc pain and joint problems, regular physical rehabilitation can help increase strength and flexibility and reduce pain. We offer these services at our Pet Retreat.

Conditions that can benefit from Riverbark Physical

Rehabilitation include:

  • Soft-tissue injuries, such as sprains
  • Post-surgical recovery (ACL, fracture repair, back surgery, hip surgery, etc.)
  • Neurological conditions
  • Arthritis and hip dysplasia
  • Tendonitis and bursitis
  • Obesity and general health concerns
  • Lameness or gait abnormalities

Specific diseases treated at our Physical Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation Center:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Obesity
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Muscle or soft tissue injuries
  • Spinal injuries or back injuries
  • Joint replacements (hip, knee and elbow)
  • Fractures
  • Cruciate injury
  • Amputations
  • Shoulder OCD
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Joint dislocation
  • Patellar luxation
  • Tendon injury
  • Fibrocartilagenous embolism (FCE)
  • Degenerative myelopathy (DM)
  • Vestibular disease (central and peripheral)
 

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