Rehabilitation – What is it?

Rehabilitation and physical therapy have long been used in the human medical fields to promote musculoskeletal health and injury recovery. We are now recognising that exercise programs and other manual treatments can also be beneficial for our pets. Rehabilitation is also an important part of maintaining general health in our pets from young pups through to golden oldies. It includes interventions that are designed to optimise recovery in pets from surgeries, injuries, chronic conditions and improve overall health.

Dr Sam Singleton at North Nowra Veterinary Hospital provides her expertise in rehabilitation programs that assist dogs and cats during the recovery process.

Some conditions treated through rehabilitation include:

  • Arthritis
  • Cruciate surgeries
  • Patellar luxation
  • Meniscal injuries
  • Spinal surgeries
  • Elbow and hip dysplasia
  • Shoulder instability
  • Acute and chronic injuries

 

If you would like to discuss more about rehabilitation and how it could benefit the well-being of your pet please reach out to our team who will be happy to assist you further.

 

 

 

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