Beach Animal Rehabilitation Center (BARC) is a unique veterinary specialty clinic that provides personalized injury rehabilitation for dogs and cats. Following the success of our original location in Torrance, CA, we made the decision to expand our veterinary rehabilitation services to the pets of Rolling Hills, CA and the surrounding areas. In keeping with our original mission, the BARC staff is dedicated to helping pets live longer, healthier, more comfortable lives by using a holistic approach that combines both Eastern and Western medicine. Your veterinary care team will consist of both Doctors of Veterinary Medicine and Doctors of Physical Therapy. By using this collaborative approach, we provide your pet the best possible outcome and improved quality of life.
During your pet's session, a variety of rehabilitation modalities may be used. These can include LASER therapy (decreases inflammation, reduces pain, and improves wound healing), therapeutic ultrasound (used to decrease muscle tightness, improve blood flow and drive medicine into an area), electrical stimulation (used to re-educate muscles that have atrophied or reduce spasms and pain).
A long-trusted rehabilitation modality, the underwater treadmill (UWT) has a wide range of uses in physical therapy. Your therapist may recommend UWT in conjunction with other modalities to improve range of motion, strength, endurance or even assist with ability to weight bear on an injured limb.
Like all things, proper nutrition is key to a happy, healthy (and healing) pet. The BARC team wants you to understand what you're feeding your pet and how it affects them during the rehabilitation process. If requested, we will happily review your current feeing plan and offer insight into any changes that may help.