Canine Rehabilitation & Strengthening
Following an operation or injury, maintaining an ongoing condition such as arthritis, elbow/hip dysplasia, spondylosis or simply old age, your dog may need to strengthen specific muscle groups and restore full range of movement.
Rehabilitation is an important part for your dog's recovery and the best results tend to occur if treatment starts in the early stages.
Short term aim will be to reduce inflammation, swelling, any infection and improve joint range of motion.
Long term will be to restore full range of movement and weight bearing, build stamina, strengthen the supporting tissues and muscles and slow any deterioration of the affect area/joint. Most importantly will help your dog feel good again!
How Can I Help?
Tailored Rehabilitation/Aftercare Program - I will put together an easy to follow program to help build up your pet's strength and restore mobility.
Want to Learn More? - Read how our Golden Retriever Jenson recovered after TPLO surgery for cruciate ligament disease, click here.
Having to lift up the paws helps mobility, weight bearing, strengthens limbs & improves range of movement.
Whilst recovering from injury usually 1:1 controlled exercise is recommended to restore fitness. I can help!
Applying ice pack to help reduce swelling after TPLO surgery for cruciate liagment disease
Walking up & down stairs/steps in a controlled way on lead, helps to strengthen muscles & core.
Hydrotherapy is non impact & weight bearing. An excellent way to restore full range of movement & build muscle.