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Pet Rehabilitation Program at Lake View Animal Hospital in Edmonton

After pets have surgery, or experience some other physical trauma, they don’t simply bounce back to their normal mobility levels. Instead, they deal with limps, stiffness, exhaustion and more. Here at Lake View Animal Hospital in Edmonton, we offer the full gamut of rehabilitation services so your pet gets back in the game quickly! Also, in the entire Edmonton area, we are the only veterinary hospital that offers pet rehabilitation.

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What is Pet Rehabilitation?

Veterinary rehabilitation is more than massage and exercises, although these are important components of therapy. All rehab specialists must have a thorough knowledge of pet anatomy and physiology. For each case, they must understand what the rehab is designed to accomplish and have experience with all required rehab techniques.

Our Rehabilitation Services

Depending on your pet’s needs, we can either design a full rehabilitation plan using a number of therapies, or work with him or her using a single therapy. The services we offer include under water treadmill therapy, physical therapy, manual therapy, therapeutic exercising, and even rehab for brain injuries. To achieve our accredited status as expert practitioners of pet rehabilitation, we completed extensive training, education and experience in the field, including hours of classroom work along with hands-on instruction.

Our Rehabilitation Program

Here at Lake View Animal Hospital and Rehabilitation, our goal is to get your pet back on his paws without pain and with a full range of mobility. This means we have a singular focus on restoring pets back to health and normal movement after surgery and/or trauma, in other words, to achieve full recovery. Also, our individually designed rehabilitation plans lessen the time it takes pets to recuperate and get back to their previous activity levels.

Our Under Water Treadmill

We are excited to offer our clients an underwater treadmill for pet rehabilitation – the only animal treadmill in Edmonton.  Under water treadmills are effective because the buoyancy they afford the pet during treatment allows for an intense yet low impact workout.  In addition, water is naturally relaxing, so even for the most nervous pet, the treadmill treatment soothes and minimizes stress. Our experience is that pets who have this therapy quickly restore their strength and overall flexibility. 

Treatment Goals

Successful pet rehabilitation is to restore the pet’s mobility and quality of life. To accomplish this, the plans we design focus on using the right modalities to strengthen the muscles that support the bones and joints. Before we begin, a thorough physical exam is necessary to create a current baseline against which we measure the pet’s progress.

If your pet needs rehabilitation after surgery, injury, or trauma, and he or she has been treated at another animal hospital, Lake View Animal Hospital and Rehabilitation welcomes you with our commitment to help your pet be restored to normal function quickly and comfortably.

Please call us for more information. 587-463-9002