Small Animal Rehabilitation: Pet Rehab Therapy and Pain Management

Pet Therapy in Hartford

At Connecticut Veterinary Centers, we provide pet rehab therapy and pain management to help ensure that our patients are as comfortable and pain free as possible. Many pet owners have questions about what this veterinary service entails and we would love to provide you with answers! Please read below for more information about pet therapy, and contact our team if you still have questions. That’s what we’re here for.

Why Consider Our West Hartford Pet Rehabilitation Therapy? 

Pet rehabilitation is a logical component of short term and long term pain management. As a pet owner, you ask for what you expect for yourself. Owners want early pain control. Pain management has incorporated pet rehabilitation, not as an alternative, but rather as an adjunct service to providing a more complete pain relief program to our pets for a faster recovery, improved function, and quality of movement.

Who Would Benefit from Pet Rehabilitation Therapy?

Small animal physical rehabilitation is increasingly considered and available for veterinary patients with many different conditions:

  • Canine fitness/conditioning
  • Chronic disorders such as osteoarthritis, obesity
  • Neurologic diseases
  • Older pets having difficulty climbing stairs, getting up, decreased activity tolerance, etc
  • Overall wellness
  • Pre- and post-surgical procedures
  • Tissue atrophy

Pet Rehabilitation in HartfordHow Does Pet Rehabilitation Therapy Work? 

Pet rehabilitation uses manual manipulation, physical modalities including laser therapy, therapeutic exercises, and functional training. Pet rehabilitation provides faster healing and improves joint function and range of motion while increasing muscle size and strength. The benefits offered in terms of musculoskeletal and cardiac conditioning makes it useful in preventive treatments such as conditioning and weight loss.

What Pet Rehabilitation Services are provided by Connecticut Veterinary Center?

  • Balance and proprioceptive exercises
  • Cryotherapy
  • Heat therapy
  • Joint mobilization
  • Land based exercises
  • Land treadmill
  • Laser Therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
  • Pain management
  • Passive Range of Motion exercises
  • Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy
  • Rehabilitation is moving veterinary medicine toward a higher standard of care, providing a more rewarding contribution not only to postoperative patient care, but also to pain management, conservative therapy and overall wellness to our patients.
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation
  • Weight Loss/Management (Fitness and Conditioning)

To schedule a consultation or for further information contact our team at Connecticut Veterinary Center.