Physical Rehabilitation Services
Physical rehabilitation can include a combination of services to help provide the most comprehensive treatment for your pet. We offer the following services:
Acupuncture is a practice that originated in China thousands of years ago. Still in practice today, acupuncture is used to treat and prevent a variety of issues. Acupuncture works by placing needles into specific points on the body to create a positive, healing response.
Acupuncture is great for treating many different ailments and conditions. These include:
- Skin conditions
- Chronic pain
- Gastrointestinal upset
- Behavior issues
- Neurological disorders
- Respiratory conditions
Chiropractic care is a type of therapy used to treat issues related to the skeletal and nervous systems. It is used to treat both acute and chronic pain while restoring strength and movement.
Chiropractic adjustments restore the normal position and function of the spine and related nerves allowing the brain to communicate correctly with all aspects of the body. This restorative treatment promotes healing from the inside out.
This modality is indicated for patients with a variety of conditions including, but not limited to, postoperative care, arthritis, neurological disorders, and obesity (even in cats!!!). The warmth of the water and movement can help improve strength, endurance, reduce pain, improve circulation, and range of motion. Through changes in the water level, we can adjust the amount of weight bearing for your pet, making the exercise easier or more challenging, as needed.
Class 4 Laser Therapy
Laser therapy is a painless, non-invasive way to treat pain and inflammation. Using a laser beam of light, laser therapy targets deep tissues without damage. Laser therapy can be used to treat wounds, infections, chronic pain, arthritis, tendonitis and more!
When many people think of physical rehabilitation for animals – underwater treadmill therapy is the first thing that comes to mind. While underwater treadmill therapy is excellent for many patients rehab programs, therapeutic exercise should be included in the treatment plan! Just like you wouldn’t go to to your PT’s office and walk on a treadmill for 30 minutes as your sole source of rehab, the same holds for pets. When appropriate therapeutic exercises are prescribed by the doctor and executed correctly, they can be extremely helpful in gaining muscle mass, strength, balance, and proprioception. And don’t be surprised when you and your pet get homework! Often home exercise programs are developed and sent home with you to make sure that we are gaining the maximum benefit from the rehab program, and doing all we can do to help heal your pet!
We are dedicated to providing physical rehabilitation and holistic medicine to the pets of Chicago.