Human physical therapy has been known to be a beneficial practice since the World War I era, and it is not a big surprise that pets can benefit from similar practices. In the 1960s we began practicing therapeutic techniques in the equine world, and in the 1980s canine rehabilitation started to become popular overseas.
Rehabilitation therapy for pets is a way to improve quality of life and overall functioning. Different techniques such as massage therapy, manual techniques, therapeutic laser, and therapeutic exercise can help assist in recovery from surgery or injury, loss of mobility, weakness, or pain.
Canine rehabilitation therapy can help:
- Improve performance in sporting and working dogs
- Prevent injury
- Aid in weight loss
- Improve mobility
- Manage pain and discomfort
Our certified rehabilitation therapist, Dr. Beth Frank, would be happy to evaluate your pet and discuss a customized treatment plan for your individual needs and goals. Call us today at 317-861-4423 for more information.