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Physical canine rehabilitation is used to retrain nerves and muscles, alleviate pain and to help restore abilities lost due to injury or disease.  We focus on retraining the body so that normal function can resume. We utilize a wide range of techniques so that each pet’s needs are met. We provide support and tools for caring for your recovering pet at home and we customize care to each pet and pet owner’s needs.

Canditates for Rehabilitation

ORTHOPEDIC CONDITIONS

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hip and elbow dysplasia 
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Knee and hip surgery
  • Fracture repair and amputation
  • Patella luxation
  • Tendonitis
  • Trauma

ATHLETIC INJURIES

  • Muscle tears, sprains and strains
  • Neurologic conditions
  • Back/neck pain
  • Intervertebral disc disease 
  • Balance/vestibular disorders
  • Paralysis
  • Proprioception deficits
  • Degenerative myleopathy

OTHER CONDITIONS

  • Muscle weakness
  • Geriatric support care
  • Pain management
  • Obesity
  • Athletic and working dogs – strength, endurance, conditioning

Goals of Rehabilitation

  • Faster and more complete recovery from injuries
  • Decreased pain and discomfort from injury, surgery, or chronic conditions
  • Increased strength, joint flexibility and mobility
  • Maximized recovery from surgery
  • Enhanced conditioning for athletic and performance dogs
  • Improved condition and mobility for arthritic pets
  • Minimize the effects of neurological defects with balance and proprioceptive training
  • Achieve healthy weight goals through exercise and mobility

Rehabilitation Services Offered

  • Cold Laser Therapy: Uses light to stimulate inter-cellular activity, thus reducing pain and inflammation.
  • Heated Underwater Treadmill: Aims to improve healing times and ensure appropriate healing of tissues.
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS): Low-voltage electrical current for pain relief that can reduce pain and swelling and increase circulation to the affected area. 
  • Passive Range of Motion, Stretch and Massage: Gentle movements of a joint or joints through flexion and extension, which is crucial to the optimal healing of any injury.
  • Cryotherapy: Use of cold to reduce inflammation, to increase cell survival and to reduce pain and spasm.
  • Balance and Proprioceptive Exercises: Increase your dog’s ability to stand and walk properly, increase balance and coordination, encourage limb use and strength and stability of the limb.

Cats Need Rehabilitation, Too! Call us for more information.

Contact Us

South County Animal Hospital

Location

12310 S. Hwy 96 Greenwood, AR 72936

Clinic Hours

Monday - Friday 7:30am-5:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm, Sunday: Closed