Is your pet having difficulty with mobility or recovering from surgery?

Does your pet experience regular pain or maybe just needs to shed a few pounds? Just like humans, our furry friends can greatly benefit from the results of Physical Rehabilitation Therapy. At Petsadena Animal Hospital we provide comprehensive, customized treatment plans that utilize positive reinforcement and a relaxed environment to help get your pet back to living a happy, healthy, and active lifestyle.

Physical Rehabilitation Therapy can be beneficial in treating a variety of conditions including, but not limited to:

  • Post-operative care
  • Post-trauma
  • Obesity and metabolic conditions
  • Degenerative myelopathy
  • Cruciate ligament injury
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Arthritis
  • Aging
  • Certain orthopedic and neurologic disorders

Our highly trained staff are well equipped to provide your pet the best veterinary care. Our advanced equipment allows us to provide ideal treatment to improve your pet’s recovery and quality of life. We pride ourselves in staying up to date with the newest developments in veterinary medicine and technology. From our state-of-the-art underwater treadmill to our therapeutic exercise and laser therapies, we have something for every pet!

Our underwater treadmill highly effective in the healing process for surgery, injury, and osteoarthritis. Water provides support and stability, allowing your pet to perform proper movement, increasing joint range of motion, and promoting muscle endurance/strength while minimizing pain especially in the joints. The underwater treadmill also promotes weight loss and muscle building for animals in need of weight loss.

Laser therapy has been shown to relieve pain, reduce, decrease inflammation, and promote healing. When combined with massage and therapeutic exercise, both work synergistically at targeting the areas of concern. We provide in hospital treatment and also a home exercise plan to continue the exercises at home. Using this team centered approach, our efforts in helping your pet improve their mobility and vitality have a higher success rate.

Therapy treatments often consist of one to three scheduled appointments per week and typically span over several weeks. Your pet will receive individualized care from our team of doctors and technicians who will also give you feedback and helpful tips for maintaining your pet’s progress. Consistency and dedication are essential for your pet to receive the full benefits from rehabilitation. Our appointments are offered as a drop-off option to accommodate your schedule. Payment options are available as well.

Overall, rehabilitation therapy has extensive benefits as it can:

  • Promote faster healing
  • Minimize pain
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Increase circulation
  • Promote strength and flexibility
  • Increase mobility
  • Improve quality of life

How does Physical Rehabilitation Therapy work?

After our initial consultation to determine if your pet could benefit from Physical Rehabilitation Therapy, we will develop a specialized treatment plan for your unique pet.

Depending on your pet’s needs, our sessions can consist of the following:

Massage Therapy  – Massage therapy is used to promote blood circulation, increase range of motion, and restore flexibility.

Physical Rehabilitation Therapy Exercises – Physical Rehabilitation Therapy Exercises consist of exercises that promote strength, balance, coordination, and stamina which are tailored to your pet’s condition.

Laser Therapy – Laser therapy helps to reduce inflammation and promotes increased blood flow so that healing can occur.

Underwater Treadmill Sessions – Underwater Treadmill is a form of hydrotherapy that is excellent as a non-weight bearing exercise. It aids in providing a greater range of movement and at the same time it is helpful in reducing inflammation, increasing blood circulation, increasing muscle mass, and can even help improve your pet’s gait. 

Enhancing Veterinary Rehabilitation: The Power of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an innovative therapeutic approach that complements the effectiveness of Physical Rehabilitation Therapy in veterinary medicine. PRP therapy involves using a concentrated solution of platelets derived from the animal’s own blood to promote tissue healing and regeneration. These platelets contain growth factors and other bioactive substances that accelerate the body’s natural healing processes. When combined with Physical Rehabilitation Therapy, PRP can provide enhanced results by facilitating tissue repair, reducing inflammation, and alleviating pain.

To learn more about PRP therapy and its application in veterinary medicine, watch this informative video:

Some photos of our Patients