Physical Rehab Therapy Benefits:
– Encourages faster healing
– Decreases pain
– Helps reduce inflammation
– Promotes strength and flexibility
– Increases proprioception
– Increases function
– Improves quality of life
66 Mead Street – North Tonawanda
New York – 14120
Call or email us to find out more about how we can improve your dog and cat companion’s quality of life.
Physical Rehab Therapy can help treat a variety of conditions including:
– Post-op orthopedic surgery
– Cruciate ligament injury
– Hip dysplasia
– Other orthopedic and neurologic disorders
– Degenerative myelopathy
– Intervertebral disc disease
– Post-traumatic injury
– Obesity and metabolic issues
– Sporting dog conditioning
Customized Treatment Plan
After an initial assessment with our certified rehab veterinarian, Dr. Aubri Matroniano, we will come up with a plan for your dog or cat. Our experienced team uses positive reinforcement in a relaxed environment for the best outcome. We incorporate different treatment modalities including:
– Low level laser therapy
– Underwater treadmill
– Electrical Stimulation
– Therapeutic exercises
– Home exercise plan
– Experience in the use and fitting of assistive devices such as orthotics and carts
We use a variety of exercises to strengthen the core muscle groups, increase flexibility and work on balance. Equipment such as balance balls, discs, and cavaletti rails are often used.
Water supports the patient’s weight, taking stress and pressure off joints while providing resistance for strengthening. It is a great tool to help dogs and cats get back on their paws more quickly following injury or surgery. The underwater treadmill is a wonderful tool we also use in our weight management and athletic conditioning programs.
A typical treatment sequence may include up to twice weekly visits. Evening appointments are available to accommodate busy schedules. Arrangements can also be made to drop off pet for rehab sessions.