What is Canine Rehab?
If you have ever received Physical Therapy treatments yourself, you may already have a good idea of how Physical Therapy can improve mobility, decrease pain, and improve overall quality of life.
Canine Rehabilitation is simply the application of human Physical Therapy principles and techniques on dogs, performed by a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) or Certified Canine Rehab Therapist (CCRT).
Canine Rehab is an emerging field that recognizes that dogs, just like people, can benefit from modalities, specific exercise programs, manual techniques, and other therapeutic interventions that improve fitness, restore function, and decrease pain.
Canine Physical Therapy
Canine Rehabilitation addresses orthopedic injuries, neurologic dysfunction, chronic arthritic conditions, aging issues, and performance difficulties. A thorough examination is performed in order to identify issues with joints, muscles, or nerves, and an individualized treatment plan is designed to address these issues. A treatment plan may include soft tissue techniques, joint mobilization, therapeutic exercise, functional training, neuromuscular re-education, agility simulation activities, or modalities such as electrical stimulation or laser.
The goal of physical rehabilitation is to maximize function by promoting a rapid recovery after injury or surgery, slowing down the progression of chronic diseases, or training for peak performance.Book Now
Our senior dog Sandi has arthritis in her hips and spine, other neurologic issues and dementia. When we were introduced to Chrissy she was in really bad shape. Chrissy worked with us for about 8 weeks, and developed a progresive exercise program that has greatly improved Sandi’s mobility and her quality of life. I would highly recommend Treasure Valley Canine Rehab if your dog needs physical therapy. The results are amazing!