About Canine Rehab

If you have ever received Physical Therapy treatments for yourself, then you may already have a good idea.  Canine Rehabilitation is simply the application of human Physical Therapy principles and techniques on dogs.

Physical therapy in humans or dogs is a used to maintain, restore and improve movement and activity, to promote optimal functioning and quality of life.

Some benefits that Physical Therapy can provide:

  • Reduction in pain

  • Reduction in swelling

  • Reduced risk for injury

  • Increased muscle strength

  • Increased joint range of motion

  • Increased flexibility

  • Improved balance and body awareness

  • Enhanced tissue healing

  • Avoiding surgery

  • Reduced need for pain medication

Conditions and diseases that benefit from treatment:

  • Ligament sprains

  • Muscle strains

  • Fractures

  • Tendonitis

  • Dysplasia of elbows or hips

  • Patellar Luxation

  • Arthritis

  • Post-Surgical repairs

  • Aging/senior dog mobility issues

  • Core Strengthening

  • Weight loss

  • Neurological impairments

  • Fibrocartilagenous Embolism (FCE) a.k.a. “stroke”

  • Intervertebral disc disease (bulging discs)

  • Weakness and paralysis

  • Degenerative Myelopathy

  • Vestibular problems

  • Wobblers Syndrome

  • Wounds