Muddy Branch Veterinary Clinic offers a variety of rehabilitation services that have provided benefits to our patients through much quicker recovery and restoration of mobility following surgery or illness. Some of our rehabilitation services include:
Massage therapy for pets has been shown to increase blood flow to muscles, which can speed the healing process. Massage also releases endorphins, which are the body’s own hormones that can help to calm the pet and provide better pain management.
Veterinary Laser Therapy
Laser therapy stimulates cells to divide, which speeds the healing process directly following surgery. We use laser therapy for post-operative recovery and to help restore mobility for pets suffering from arthritis.
Pet Rehabilitation Exercises
Pet recovery can be greatly enhanced by rehabilitation exercises. Muddy Branch Veterinary Clinic's therapy staff can provide exercise techniques to help pets heal from injury.
Veterinary water therapy provides pets with a means of exercise that is less stressful to the body due to the buoyancy provided by the water. Our underwater treadmill can be adjusted for different sized pets and the water temperature can be adjusted for maximum pain reduction and comfort.
The water provides resistance to muscles throughout the range of motion, which results in many benefits including:
- Quicker recovery time following surgery or injury
- Reduced pet pain
- Improved pet mobility
- Assistance with weight management
- Increased muscle mass and strength
- Improved quality of life
- Enhanced performance