When you hear the word “rehabilitation,” you may think of it as just something helpful for recovery from injury or surgery, but it offers so much more. Rehabilitation benefits pets in many ways – from helping an older pet regain mobility to assisting in weight loss, and it can even play a part in increasing the fitness of high-level canine athletes.
Rehabilitation is a critical component to keeping your pet active, independent, and healthy. The focus is on improving function and mobility and decreasing pain and discomfort – with a goal toward increasing overall quality of life. Rehabilitation can help pets who suffer from:
- Chronic pain
- Neurologic conditions
- Old age aches
- And of course, recovery from surgery or injury
Here at Westfield Veterinary Group, we offer a large variety of rehabilitation services that can be personalized to your pet’s needs, whether they need to reach a target weight, a higher level of fitness, or a more advanced state of mobility. The modalities we offer can help increase flexibility and balance, relieve stiffness and joint discomfort, strengthen muscles, reduce inflammation, increase circulation, and reduce pain and swelling. These services include:
- Massage, range of motion, and stretching
- Laser therapy
- Electrical stimulation
- Thermotherapy (the use of heat and cold)
- Therapeutic ultrasound
If you think your pet can benefit from our rehabilitation services, or just have questions, call us at 908-932-1048 to schedule an appointment.