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Physical Rehabilitation for Dogs and Cats in Winter Haven, FL

We’re happy to provide physical rehabilitation for dogs and cats living with painful physical conditions. Their quality of life can improve dramatically if they receive the appropriate treatment, which will give them many more happy, healthy moments with you and your family. At Veterinary Healthcare Associates in Winter Haven, our spacious hospital offers a variety of services to help relieve pain and inflammation and restore range of motion. Furthermore, pets do not need to be suffering from an ailment to benefit from our rehab services. If they need help building endurance or strengthening their muscles, our team is here to assist.

Could your pet benefit from our rehab services? Consult with us! Call (863) 324-3340 today.

Conditions We Can Address with Physical Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation for dogs and cats can be applied to many different situations. Some of the most common indications for therapy include:

  • Back pain
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Hip and elbow dysplasia
  • Chronic pain
  • Muscle injuries
  • Obesity
  • Muscle weakness
  • Post-op rehabilitation (from soft tissue or orthopedic surgery)

Treated conditions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Undiagnosed lameness
  • Chronic lameness
  • Injury prevention
  • Physical rehab
  • Conditioning
  • Acute and chronic pain management
  • Geriatric management
  • Pre/post-operative care
  • Non-surgical management of lameness

Signs Your Dog or Cat Might Benefit from Physical Rehabilitation

Acute or chronic pain can be harmful to your pet’s well-being. It can reduce their appetite and activity level, leading to weight gain. It can also limit their mobility, and make getting around much more difficult for them.

To see if your pet is experiencing life-limiting pain, look for these signs:

  • Eating less or not eating at all
  • Sleeping most of the day
  • Struggling to stand or lie down
  • Walking stiffly or with a limp
  • Frequently licking a limb or other specific area on the body
  • Whimpering or crying out
  • Flinching away from being touched

Our Physical Rehabilitation Services in Winter Haven, FL

Physical rehabilitation is not limited to range of motion exercises, though we certainly utilize those regularly for our patients’ benefit. Other services we can provide include:

  • Laser therapy for dogs and cats
  • Guided exercises to improve movement and balance
  • Activities for improving strength and endurance
  • Hydrotherapy for dogs and cats
  • Diagnostic imaging (radiographs, ultrasound, CT scan, MRI)
  • Pain management
  • Athletic training and conditioning for sporting or working dogs
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy
  • Osteoarthritis management
  • Electrical stimulation (NMES, E-Stim)
  • Weight management
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Heat therapy and cryocompression
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