Treating Pain and Improving Mobility with Pet Rehabilitation
Pain can do more than cause discomfort in your pet; it can also limit their mobility to a considerable degree and shorten their lifespan. Whether your pet is elderly or living with a painful disease, the Arbor Pointe Veterinary Hospital team in Canton can help you improve their condition with rehabilitation therapy. Pet rehabilitation can encompass different types of treatment depending on what your pet needs most. In addition to manual therapy, laser therapy and massage, it is also our goal to offer directed exercises that you can do with your pet in the comfort of your own home.
Laser, Manual and Massage Therapies
A few ways we can reduce your pet's pain and increase their quality of life include laser therapy, manual therapy and massage.
Laser Therapy uses photons to help repair damaged cells, also reducing inflammation and inflammation in the process. Additionally, laser therapy can improve blood circulation and speed healing.
Manual therapy involves the deliberate movement of your pet's joints and limbs to decrease pain and improve mobility. This may include quick, short movements or moving the joint slowly through a passive range of motion.
Massage includes several different techniques for alleviating muscle pain by applying pressure to affected areas. This can restore normal muscle function and help your pet recover from their painful condition or injury.
Conditions That Benefit with Rehabilitation
We can provide rehabilitation therapy to help pets through a variety of conditions, including but not limited to:
- Surgery (especially orthopedic)
- Neurological disease
- Athletic injuries
Finding the Right Rehabilitation Plan for Your Pet
Our plan of action for your pet's treatment will depend on many different factors, including their age, size, the condition they're experiencing, and temperament. We may recommend a combination of treatments, including manual therapy, laser therapy, medication and/or acupuncture. Overall, we need to determine what works best for you and your pet.
To learn more about our pet rehabilitation services and the potential ways they can benefit your pet, please give us a call at (734) 844-8844 so we can assist with their recovery.
Dr. Petty and his Arbor Pointe staff are so very compassionate and extremely professional! I’ve taken my dogs and cats here for years. The clinic is pristinely clean! I very much appreciate their excellent communication and total up to date knowledge for the needs of my fur babies! Highly recommend!
Jake was never a “normal” dog. Everything seemed to hurt or scare him. When my vet suggested I see Dr. Petty, I immediately made an appointment. Despite the hour trip, we have been seeing him ever since. Jake is a much happier boy. Now that Dr. Petty has cared for him, he is living his best life.
When the emergency veterinarian said my cat was going to die, I went to Dr. Petty. After a series of treatments, my cat lived 9 more years. Ever since, I have brought all my pets to Arbor Pointe. Dr. Petty is kind, compassionate, wicked smart, willing to think outside the box, and just a darn good veterinarian.