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The Role of Pet Rehabilitation Therapy

Valley Animal Hospital Offers Animal Rehabilitation Therapy

Rehabilitation therapy is becoming recognized as a viable option for the care of many veterinary orthopedic problems. Like physical therapy for humans, animals undergo targeted exercise and pain management to help them recover from disorders. Your vet at Valley Animal Hospital in Clifton, NJ can help your pet get back to normal function when disease or injury causes loss of function.

Conditions That May Require Pet Rehabilitation Therapy

Animals with spinal disc problems can benefit from a physical rehabilitation program and pain clinic to improve comfort and movement. Osteoarthritis can affect animals' bones as they age, just as it does when people age. Rehabilitative therapy can help to strengthen supporting muscles and tendons to facilitate normal movement. Pets with disorders of the nerves can also benefit from these therapies. Your veterinarian may also recommend rehab after surgery to repair injured tissue from an accident, to improve healing time and to increase mobility during the recovery period.

Pet Rehabilitation Modalities

Veterinarians use several different modalities for rehabilitation and to minimize pain. We use laser therapy to stimulate tissues for deep healing, therapeutic ultrasound, pulsed signal therapy and whole body vibrational therapy. Our resistance pool can be a great opportunity for exercising tender muscles, bones and tendons, without the weight of gravity. An underwater treadmill is also available, to provide a workout for normal walking movements, while still providing relief from the weight of the body. Most animals are happy to use these methods when motivated by a treat.

Choose Valley Animal Hospital For Pet Rehabilitation in Clifton

The veterinarians, physical therapists and veterinary technicians at Valley Animal Hospital use their many years of training and experience to help their patients in Clifton, NJ and surrounding communities recover from a variety of veterinary conditions. We are a full-service clinic serving our community with examinations, vaccinations, diagnostic, surgery, dental care, pain management and behavioral counseling. Contact Valley Animal Hospital today at 973-509-5225 for an appointment to learn about the rehabilitative therapies that can help your pet.


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