VETERINARY REHABILITATION & ARTHRITIS CENTER

Services and Treatments

Finnegan was chilling and getting a relaxing massage during his laser and ultrasound therapies for his deep muscle injury. Sometimes even canine athletes like Finnegan need a little help to heal, that’s why we are here for you. The staff at VRAC strives to provide a welcoming and stress free environment for you and your pup.


Veterinary rehabilitation is an important component in a total approach to your pet’s quality of life and overall health care. As with people, rehabilitation is a process, managed by an experienced veterinarian with specialized training, and unique to each patient’s needs.


Comprehensive Veterinary Assessment – Treatment for each of our patients begins with a comprehensive evaluation and assessment. Clients will be educated as to their pets’ conditions and all options for treatment will be discussed. We then design a rehabilitation program specifically tailored to your pet’s individual needs.


Hydrotherapy
– Our underwater treadmill is highly beneficial, as it uses the therapeutic properties of water to improve range of motion, strengthen muscles, and boost endurance – while reducing the risk of injury. Aqua therapy also helps athletic and show dogs increase strength, tone and endurance without the damaging effects of land-based exercise.

  • Warm water buoyancy provides an opportunity to strengthen muscles with minimum pressure on the joints.
  • Enhances flexibility, increases strength and mobility.
  • Strength and conditioning for canine athletes


Therapeutic Exercise
– Exercise programs are individually customized for each patient with a focus on improving joint range of motion and increasing muscle strength and endurance.


Low-Level Laser Therapy
– Our state-of-the-art MLS Class IV laser is of great benefit to reduce pain and enhance healing in a variety of conditions, including bone, tendon, ligament, and wound healing. Eye protective “doggles” are always used for retinal protection.


Therapeutic Ultrasound
– This modality uses ultraviolet waves to deep heat musculoskeletal tissue, which aids in decreasing pain and muscle spasms. This allows for increased range of motion in areas that have had an injury or from disuse.


Electrical Stimulation
– “E-stim” is used for both relief of pain and aids in the stimulation of muscles that are unable to perform on their own as with neurological injury.


Massage
– A variety of hands-on techniques are used for relaxation, diagnostics, and treatment of muscle conditions.

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Phone 603-782-5070   |   Fax 603-215-2888   |   veterinaryrehab@comcast.net