Veterinary rehab helps dogs and cats who are having difficulty moving, trouble walking, or who are in pain.
Physical rehabilitation can be very beneficial to your pet’s quality of life, just like it is in human medicine. Our goal is the same in animal medicine: To decrease pain, improve quality life, and reduce recovery time from injuries/surgeries. At Rockmart Animal Hospital, our veterinarians will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your pet and a rehabilitation plan will be developed from the findings of that evaluation.
Conditions that can be helped by veterinary rehab:
Improve recovery and reduce pain from surgeries such as back surgery, hip surgery, bone fracture repair, leg amputation and knee surgery.
Improve quality of life for patient dealing with chronic conditions such as arthritis, disk disease, and degenerative myelopathy.
Help with weight loss goals for overweight patients.
Help improve recovery from acute injuries to tendons and muscles.
In 2018, Dr. Christy Hooper completed the Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner program at The University of Tennessee.
We offer the following modalities to help with your pet’s recovery.
- Cryotherapy: Reduces pain, inflammation and swelling of the affected area.
- Therapeutic exercises: The goal of your pet’s therapeutic exercises in the plain is to increase range of motion and circulation to the affect area, decrease overall pain, increase range of motion, and strengthen muscles in the affected to minimize muscle loss.
- Massage Therapy: Increases range of motion and circulation by reducing pain and muscle tension.
- Joint Mobilization: Reduces pain by increasing circulation and range of motion to specific joints affected.
- Electric Stimulation (E-Stim): Reduces pain and increases circulation from muscle contraction.
We believe that rehabilitation is a vital part of your pet’s recovery in any of these circumstances. We look forward in helping you with your pet’s recovery needs.