Pet Rehab Services To Get Your Best Friend Back On Their Paws
Just like us, our pets need physical therapy after a surgery or injury to improve their range of motion and their quality of life. That’s why Hawthorne Animal Hospital offers comprehensive rehabilitation services that address a variety of issues that may be keeping your pet from playing, running and roughhousing like they used to. In many cases, starting your pet on a therapy plan early can often eliminate the need for expensive surgeries down the road, especially when part of a comprehensive care plan.
How Physical Therapy Can Help Your Pet
By combining hands-on treatment with the latest technologies, physical therapy can be used to treat a number of conditions that affect your pet, such as:
- Muscular, joint or skeletal injuries
- Trauma caused by a car run-in or other accident
- Arthritis and other degenerative diseases
- Post-operative care
- Neurological conditions
- Or, simply the side effects of growing older
Together, our veterinarians and therapists will develop a care plan customized to your pet’s specific needs to help them recuperate faster, which can include a combination of the following:
- Therapeutic exercises
- Strength-building exercises
- Balance exercises
- Hydrotherapy, including underwater treadmill therapy
- Pain management
- Electrical muscle stimulation
In many cases, traditional physical therapy may be combined with other healthcare approaches, including medication, supplements, prescription pet food, and lifestyle changes to maximize your pet’s outcomes and help restore normal function to their muscles and joints.
The pet rehabilitation and therapy service field continues to grow at a rapid pace, and Hawthorne remains at the forefront of vet clinics in St. Louis, offering innovative treatments, cutting-edge equipment and an experienced team focused on your pet’s health and happiness. For more information, contact the pet rehabilitation team at our Glen Carbon vet clinic at 618-288-3971.