Paws, Claws & Wings - physio and hydrotherapy for animalssandton, gp
Physical rehabilitation focuses on the treatment of injury or chronic arthritis/disease to decrease pain and restore function. Rehabilitation is a very important part of the healing process. Every patient is treated as an individual and will be given a therapy plan that offers the best opportunity for a successful outcome. Multimodal management looks at the entire animal and not just one area. Therapies are used to strengthen muscle and prevent atrophy, decrease edema/swelling and improve range of motion.
A physical examination and history and a series of additional measurements are taken to assess for muscle atrophy and range of motion as well as quality of movement. An evaluation is done to determine where problems exist: atrophy, weakness, decreased range of motion, instability, and difficulty in performing activities of daily living such as getting up and down and climbing stairs, and pain. A physical rehabilitation program is individualized based on each pet’s needs.
- House calls
- Guinea Pigs
- Business License
- Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)
- 24 hours notice required