We are proud to provide comprehensive Physical Rehabilitation services through our Total Pet Rehab Program. Dr. Elaine Binor and Certified Veterinary Technician Amy Murphy, are both experienced Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioners & can help your pet maintain or regain their mobility following injury, surgery or just due to aging.
Many times our older pets just can’t get around like they used to. If your pet is unable to join you on walks any longer, is having difficulty getting into the car or onto their favorite chair, or is on chronic pain medication our physical rehabilitation program may be able to help.
The rehabilitation program consists of an evaluation and a series of therapy sessions. These sessions are designed for your pet’s specific conditioning needs. Whether the goal is strengthening muscle mass, improving coordination, or reducing pain, our staff will work with you and your pet on a therapeutic program that fits your pet’s condition. We will also teach you how to be an active role in your pet’s rehabilitation progress so you can be part of their rehab team!
In addition to traditional Physical Rehabilitation techniques, Dr. Binor and Amy can also help you learn about additional ways to support your pet's well-being, including:
● Therapeutic Massage
● Nutritional Supplements
● Mobility Aids
Therapy Options for Your Pet
Therapeutic exercises are designed for your pet's specific conditioning needs. Strength training, range of motion, and improving balance can be beneficial for enhancing your pet's quality of life.
To enhance the benefit of these exercises, pet parents are also encouraged to learn how to practice some of these techniques at home. During your appointment, you will receive information about how to engage your pet in these exercises, what equipment you can purchase (or that you may have at home) that can be used during your pet's rehabilitation process, and how to prevent future injuries.
Therapeutic Ultrasound is a form of deep heat that can help alleviate pain from sore muscles, arthritis, muscle spasms, and restricted range of motion.
E-Stim uses mild electrical currents to accelerate healing, stimulate muscle response, slow muscle atrophy and build muscle mass after an injury or during periods of inactivity. As with other rehabilitation tools, E-Stim is commonly used with humans receiving physical therapy as well as animals.
Therapeutic Class IV Laser
Our state-of-the-art K-Laser unit uses specific wavelengths of light (red and new-infrared) to create therapeutic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, Increased circulation and decreased swelling. Laser Therapy has been widely utilized in Europe by physical therapist, nurses and doctors as far back as the 1970's. Now, after FDA clearance in 2002, laser therapy is being used extensively in the United States.