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Conditions Treated

Some of these conditions may require surgical treatment in conjunction with rehabilitation.

  • Osteoarthritis - increased mobility, range of motion, decreased inflammation and need for medications
  • Obesity - weight loss programs can be designed for each individual
  • Hip dysplasia - builds supporting muscle mass, increased mobility & comfort
  • Muscle injuries - speeds healing, decreases inflammation, prevents scarring, restores normal functional length
  • Back injuries - increased muscle support to prevent reinjury, manage pain
  • Spinal injury/IVDD - decreased spasticity, pain management, earlier ambulation
  • Spondylosis - manage pain, maintain flexibility and strength
  • Arthrodesis - faster adaptation, support of surrounding joints
  • Joint replacements - faster adaptation, improves coordination & strength
  • Fractures - faster recovery, prevents muscle contracture
  • Cruciate injury - speeds and improves recovery, restores extension, decreases inflammation
  • Amputation - adaptation, builds supporting muscles, management of pain
  • Shoulder OCD - increased mobility, strengthening
  • Elbow dysplasia - increased mobility, decreased inflammation, strengthening
  • Joint dislocation - strengthens supporting muscles & ligaments, prevents reinjury
  • Patellar luxation - strengthening of quadriceps, prevents reinjury
  • Tendon injury - increased range of motion and strength, decreased inflammation and scar tissue
  • Peripheral nerve injury - speeds recovery, functional adaptation, manages pain
  • Neuromuscular disease - strengthening, adaptation, pain management
  • Fibrocartilagenous embolism (FCE) - can hasten recovery, improve coordination
  • Degenerative myelopathy (DM) - helps to maintain muscle function and prolong life
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome - manages pain, maintains strength and function
  • Vestibular disorders - improves balance and coordination, decreases injury

This list is not exhaustive. Contact a rehabilitation veterinarian for more info.



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Photo courtesy of Rosemary J. LoGiudice, DVM, CCRT, CVA, CVSMT, CAC, Integrative Pet Care/ Animal Rehabilitation & Therapy
Hanover Park and Chicago, IL

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