Conditions treated with animal physical therapy & rehabilitation

(As stated by the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians)

Many of these conditions may require surgical treatment for optimal outcome. Animal physical therapy will hasten recovery as well as insure a greater chance of full return to function than surgery alone. In cases where surgery is not an option, physical therapy for pets helps keep the muscles in optimum condition to best support the pet with ongoing condition.

Canine Osteoarthritis – increases range of motion, decreases inflammation and need for medications

Dog obesity – weight loss programs can be designed for each individual

Hip dysplasia – builds supporting muscle mass, increases mobility and comfort

Muscle injuries in pets – speeds healing, decreases inflammation, prevents scarring, restores normal functional length

Back injuries in pets – increases muscle support to prevent reinjury, manage pain

Spinal injury / IVDD – decreases spasticity, pain management, earlier ambulation for dogs

Spondylosis – manages pain, maintain flexibility and strength

Arthrodesis – faster adaptation, support of surrounding joints

Joint replacements for pets – faster adaptation, improves coordination & strength

Fractures – faster recovery, prevents muscle contracture

Dog cruciate injury – speeds and improves recovery, restores extension, decreases inflammation

Amputation – adaptation, builds supporting muscles, manages pain for pets

Shoulder OCD – increases mobility, strengthens muscles

Elbow dysplasia – increases mobility, decreases inflammation, strengthens

Joint dislocation – strengthens supporting muscles & ligaments, prevents reinjury

Patellar luxation – strengthens of quadriceps, prevents reinjury

Tendon injury – increases range of motion and strength, decreases inflammation and scar tissue

Peripheral nerve injury – speeds recovery, functional adaptation, manages pain

Neuromuscular disease – strengthens, adaptation, pain management

Fibrocartilagenous embolism (FCE) – can hasten recovery, improve coordination

Degenerative myelopathy (DM) – helps to maintain muscle function and prolong life

Cauda Equina Syndrome – manages pain, maintains strength and function

Vestibular disorders – improves balance and coordination, decreases injury

About Healing Arts Animal Care

Healing Arts Animal Care in Beaverton, Oregon provides veterinary acupuncture, pet rehabilitation therapy, physical therapy and athletic conditioning to the dogs and cats of the Portland Metro Area including Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, and Tualatin. We strive to create a team among you, your pet, your veterinarian and ourselves to create a whole package of care for your pet. Pets come through our door knowing that we’re going to have fun here and this isn’t “another trip to the vet.” Through manual therapies, acupuncture, laser, ultrasound, underwater treadmill and creating a tailored individual home exercises, we strive to bring your injured pet back to speed, keep your elderly pet as an active member of the family, return your obese pet back to a functional friend and keep your athletic pet at the peak of his performance.
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