Canine rehabilitation therapy uses specific techniques to increase function and mobility of joints and muscles. The benefits of physical therapy have been widely accepted in the veterinary community for many years, however its use in clinical practice is a relatively new field in Canada and the U.S. Canine rehabilitation can reduce pain and enhance recovery from injury, surgery, degenerative diseases, age-related diseases and obesity. The main goal of rehabilitation in animals is to improve quality of life and decrease pain.
Some commons techniques used by Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapists are:
- Passive Range of Motion
- Balance Exercises
- Coordination Exercises
Becoming a Canine Certified Rehabilitation Therapist requires special training and education above and beyond the veterinary degree, and we at Tantramar Veterinary Hospital are excited to be able to offer you this service. To book a consultation or learn more about the benefits of Rehabilitation Therapy, give us a call.