Methods of Animal Rehabilitation
In animal rehabilitation we use many therapeutic modalities to treat your pet's condition. Your therapist may use LASER therapy to reduce pain, decrease inflammation and improve wound healing. Therapeutic Ultrasound is often used to decrease muscle tightness, improve blood flow or to direct medicinal treatment into an area of the body. Your care team may recommend Electrical Stimulation to re-educate atrophied muscles and reduce pain and spasms. BARC Rolling Hills therapists also use The Assisi Loop, a Non-Pharmaceutical Anti-Inflammatory Device (NPAID) shown to decrease pain and inflammation and promote healing through improved blood flow.
Other Animal Therapies
In your initial exam, our doctors of physical therapy and veterinarians will develop a set of exercises specifically for your pet's rehabilitation. These exercises will be designed to help your pet strengthen specific muscle groups, improve flexibility, relearn how to use of a foot or limb or boost their ability to bear weight on an affected limb. During your pet's therapy session, interactive equipment may be used and could include items such as a treadmill, rocker board, peanuts or cavaletti poles.
The licensed physical therapists at BARC Rolling Hills may utilize manual therapy during your pet's therapy session. These manual therapies can include gentle stretching, joint mobilization, soft tissue manipulation, acupressure release and range of motion exercises.
Splints & Braces
When warranted, our team may suggest the use of a customized adaptive device, cast, split or brace that will improve their ability to maneuver. The BARC Rolling Hills team works with several different manufacturers and suppliers to find the best solution for your pet.
Contact the Beach Animal Rehab Center Rolling Hills office at (310) 265-0065 to schedule an evaluation for your dog or cat and get started on a rehabilitation program.