Amputation of limbs
Cruciate ligament injuries
Intervertebral disc disease
Post operative recovery.
Rehabilitation increases muscle and joint strength, range of motion, core stability and balance.
It improves functional ability (the ability to complete day to day activities), proprioception and quality of life.
Therapy can also reduce pain, healing time, muscle loss and weight.
While rehabilitation cannot guarantee that a pet will never get injured or develop disease in the long term. Preventative rehab, or wellness rehab, can help build core strength, muscle tone and balance. With a specialized exercise plan, rehabilitation can help slow existing disease processes such as degenerative myelopathy and hip dysplasia as well as reduce risk of re-injury with conditions like IVDD and cruciate disease. Like-wise, weight loss through rehabilitation can significantly improve a patient's pain level, quality of life and level of disease progression.
Cats ~ yes, if they are willing.
Horses ~ no, but I can try to help find someone who does.
Pocket Pets ~ I am not specifically trained in this area but will do my best to brainstorm ideas on how we can help your pet.