Physical Rehabilitation

Animal physical rehabilitation Center

Animal physical therapy helps improve and prolong the quality of life of small animals who suffer from temporary or permanent functional limitations by using a non-invasive, global approach that reduces pain.

Our department is headed by our certified animal rehabilitation veterinarian.

Gabrielle Lévesque, DMV, CCRP

GIVE YOUR ANIMAL A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE

Animal physical therapy:

  • Improves cardiovascular strength and endurance
  • Improves post-surgical recuperation
  • Increase mobility and flexibility
  • Prevents injuries
  • Reduces inflammation and swelling
  • Reduces need for anti-inflammatory drugs and consequently their side-effects
  • Reduces pain
  • Reduces recovery time
  • Reduces weight gain and muscular atrophy caused by sedentarily
  • Can prolong the bond between you and your animal
  • Gives you an opportunity to help your animal during rehabilitation
  • Gives you the satisfaction of making an important gesture
  • Improves the quality of the time you spend with your animal
  • Reduces drug costs

Physiotherapy

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Treat temporary or permanent medical conditions and following surgery

Animal physical therapy is used in the following cases:

  • Degenerative conditions
  • Following a disk herniation
  • Following a dislocation
  • Following a fracture
  • Following a knee injury
  • Following a muscular strain
  • Following a tendon or ligament injury
  • Following a trauma
  • Following an amputation
  • Following neurological surgery
  • Following orthopedic surgery
  • Hip, elbow or shoulder dysplasia
  • Muscular loss following prolonged immobilization
  • Neurological diseases
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis and/or arthritis
  • Paralysis
  • Poor physical condition

Specialized products for special needs

  • Disposable incontinence quilts
  • Orthopaedic harnesses
  • Water safely belts
Treatments

Make a difference thanks to innovative treatments and solutions

  • Condition evaluation
  • Electric stimulation therapy
  • Exercising on underwater treadmill
  • Exercising to strength balance
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Laser therapy Massages
  • Manual mobilization treatments
  • Passive exercises to increase range of motion
  • Rehabilitation program
  • Therapeutic exercises using various equipment
  • Treatments using heat and cold
  • Ultrasound therapy

Impressive results with the underwater treadmill

Exercises done on an underwater treadmill allows the animal to stand while reducing the weight on his articulations. The result is that he can do more repetitions of each movement, with less discomfort and pain. Using the treadmill also helps increase his range of motion. The water's resistance increases the animal's reaction time while he walks, which gives him a sense of security and encourages him to exercise. It also includes all the benefits of hydrotherapy.

The aquatic treadmill is also very beneficial for patients who must lose weight. Physical activity is less painful and easier in the water. Weight control is key in any rehabilitation program.

Videos - Physical rehabilitation

Elbow Exercise

Hip Exercise

Knee Exercise