The field of veterinary rehabilitation has made tremendous strides in recent years in therapy techniques and practices. In the past, pets may have experienced a diminished quality of life due to physical impairments resulting from injury, surgery, or a degenerative condition such as arthritis. Now, pets who have suffered these same conditions are seeing great improvement thanks to rehabilitation and massage services.
Our rehabilitation team is dedicated to relieving pain, healing, and bringing as much quality of life as possible to our patients. Recent research has shown that the least effective treatment for injury is excessive rest. Therefore, rehabilitation efforts concentrate on stimulating the injured area using various treatments that increase circulation, promote healing, reduce inflammation, and reduce pain.
At Macon County Veterinary Hospital, our goals are to heal and restore full range of movement and strength to injured body parts and to increase functionality. Our rehabilitation services include non-invasive treatments such as massage, stretching, and physical exercise, as well as laser therapy. These treatments help accomplish an increased range of motion throughout your pet’s joints, decreased pain where they are sore, and increased flexibility.
The types of issues and conditions that may benefit from rehabilitation services include:
- Pain relief
- Post-surgical recovery
- Disk disease
- Hip dysplasia
- Sports injuries
- Ligament tears
If your pet has had an illness or injury, keep in mind that rehabilitation is most effective when it begins as soon as possible after the traumatic event. If your pet has had an issue that requires rehabilitation services, call the caring team at Macon County Veterinary Hospital, and let us get your pet on the road to recovery.