Rehab for Better Recovery
Surgery is very traumatic both physically and emotionally for our pets. Research has proven the sooner animals begin a program of rehabilitation, the faster they will recover from their surgery. This makes for a healthier and happier pet. Post-surgery is also a stressful time for owners. People worry they might do something that will cause a setback in a pet’s recovery. In home rehab can decrease your anxiety and worries by providing you the guidance and support you need during the stressful early recuperation period.
Physical rehabilitation helps strengthen muscles and ligaments after the patient has finished the initial recuperation period, but patients can also benefit from rehab from the very first day after an injury or surgery. Borrowing from the great advancements in humane medicine, we are now employing a wide range of treatments to help speed recovery. These include:
- Modalities such as cryotherapy and therapeutic laser can minimize swelling and pain.
- Gentle physical therapies such as massage and passive range of motion can prevent muscle loss and joint stiffness leading to shorter, better recoveries.
- Carefully designed exercises that can help neurologic patients recover normal function sooner and prevent common problems associated with immobility.
Starting rehab early saves money as the quicker recoveries mean fewer rehab sessions are needed for your pet to return to normal.