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Elizabeth Rawson, DVM,
MS, DACVS, CCRT
Canine Rehabilitation Therapist
Canine Physical Rehabilitation is the utilization of physical therapy and regenerative medicine techniques on dogs for the purpose of recovery and rehabilitation. Traditional physical therapies such as aqua therapy, manual therapy, and therapeutic exercises as well as advanced techniques in regenerative medicine, stem cell therapy, shockwave therapy, and electric muscle stimulation are being used to treat patients with orthopedic, soft tissue, and neurological injuries, osteoarthritis, athletic injuries, and obesity. Benefits of such therapies include: reduced pain and inflammation, improved circulation, quicker surgical recovery time, muscle strengthening and endurance, improved quality of movement, range of motion, and functional abilities.
During your initial consultation, our canine physical therapist will thoroughly examine and evaluate your dog and recommend the best possible course of treatment tailored specifically for your dog's special needs. Once the treatment plan is identified we can begin setting up a schedule of rehabilitation sessions to start therapy. Rehab sessions are scheduled Mondays-Fridays, the sessions will be scheduled as drop-off appointments in which your dog will spend several hours here receiving multiple treatments and exercises throughout the day. When you return, you will meet with your therapist and discuss your dog's progress and address any questions you may have.
Aqua Therapy / Under Water Treadmill
Electric Muscle Stimulation
In Clinic Stem Cell Therapy
Quicker surgical recoveries
Muscle strengthening and endurance
Improve quality of movement
Improves pain, range of motion, and functional abilities
Rehabilitation can benefit patients with Obesity, Orthopedic, Soft tissue & Neurological injuries, Athletic injuries, Osteoarthritis, Weakness