Therapy Options

Hydrotherapy

A treadmill that fills up with water! This specific form of hydrotherapy has become very popular with canine rehabilitation. Hydrotherapy uses the physical properties of water for the purposes of rehabilitation. Hydrotherapy uses the buoyancy and resistance of water to exercise safely and recover from injury. The stabilizing and buoyant effects of water enable many […]



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Massage

Your dog can enjoy a massage as much as you do! Even if your pet does not have a specific injury or disability, it can still suffer from overuse or tight or stiff muscles after a weekend of extra activity or competition just as you do. Massage promotes mental and physical relaxation, releases muscle tensions […]



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Stretching

Joints can become stiff or painful due to trauma, joint changes or surgery.  The aim of stretching is to restore or maintain the normal range of motion of joints and muscle flexibility. It is relaxing and reduces tension and stiffness and increases circulation. It improves muscle, tendon and ligament elasticity and enhances the flexibility and […]



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Therapeutic Exercises

The aim of therapeutic exercises is to promote weight bearing on the affected limb, increase balance and proprioception as well as strength and endurance.  An exercise may be as simple as doing passive-range-of-motion (PROM) to improve or maintain a joint’s flexibility, to specific active therapy exercises. A variety of tools (Physioballs, wobble board, etc) and exercises […]



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