Speed up your dogs Recovery!!!!
Rehabilitation is important in helping dogs recover from injury or surgery. Rehabilitation improves strength, flexibility, balance, proprioception and core strength to reduce pain and restore normal movement. It helps pets recover quicker from surgery or injury.
Following injury or surgery pets often change their gait, compensate on other parts of the body, avoid using the injured area. This can lead to re injury, or develop degenerative changes as they age. Rehabilitation helps your pet to return to normal activity in a safe way.
Rehabilitation should commence as soon as your vet has given clearance after surgery or injury.
WHAT IS INVOLVED
First you do need to go to a vet and get a diagnosis and see if surgery is required or what the issue is.
I will then do a full assessment of the dog testing their function and mobility. I use a variety of therapies to reduce their pain, stiffness and improve their movement. Each dog is different so all exercises and consults are based on your dog. I also give you home exercises that are specifically tailored to your pets need.
Each treatment may include
· Soft tissue therapies – massage, laser, accell therapy
· Passive range of motion
· Strengthening exercises
· Movement re education
· Balance and proprioception exercises
· Core strength exercises
· Flexibility exercises
· Rock taping
DOGS IT MAY HELP
· Cruciate Ligament
· Hip & Elbow Dysplasia
· Patella Luxation
· Osteochondrosis Dissecans (OCD)
· Fragmented coronoid processes (FCP)
· Ununited anconeal Process (UAP)
· Soft Tissue injuries
· Cancers affecting mobility
· Degenerative Myelopathy
· Lumbosacral Stenosis
· Fibrocartilagenous Embolism (FCE)
* Vestibular disease
· Arthritis Conditioning
· Weight Loss
· Cardiovascular Fitness
· Elderly dogs
If you think your dog can benefit or is recovering from injury, email, message or discuss to see how I can help you. Each dogs is different and recovers at different rates. Treatment plans are all individually based on your dog.
I am a mobile service, based on the North Shore but travel around Sydney. For rehabilitation my prices start at $80 within 10 km of ST Ives this includes a full assessment, measurements if necessary, modalities such as laser, massage if required and exercises and home work given and exercises shown to you. Support is given whenever you may need it. Follow up treatments depend on severity of condition and each dog. The number of treatments will depend on what we are treating.