Whether the focus is a successful return to function post injury or simply to improve your pet’s quality of life in their senior years, Home Exercise Programs can help achieve these goals. Home Exercise Programs incorporate various balance, strengthening, and flexibility exercises to decrease pain, improve weight-bearing, and maximize range of joint motion. As a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT), Dr. Miller can also guide clients in massage and mobilization techniques that can be performed safely and effectively in the comfort of your own home.
Physical rehabilitation is the diagnosis and management of patients with painful or functionally limiting conditions, particularly those with injury or illness related to the neurologic and musculoskeletal systems. Our goal with rehabilitation is to achieve the highest level of function, independence and quality of life possible for our patients.
Almost any condition that involves pain and/or inflammation would benefit from laser therapy.
It is especially useful post-surgery to accelerate wound healing thus allowing return to full function as soon as possible.
Through the use of very specific infrared light wavelengths at different pulse rates, laser therapy sessions are used to decrease pain and inflammation without the use of drug therapy. Through a process called biomodulation, individual cells are stimulated to improve circulation of both blood and lymph, to promote faster healing of tissue and to ease pain.
It can be used in both acute and chronic conditions including degenerative joint disease, abscesses, ear infections, lick granulomas, intervertebral disc disease, hotspots, gum inflammation, edema, fractures, sprains, strains and even bladder conditions.
Pain management is of great concern to both veterinary health care professionals and pet owners. As in human medicine, we have a variety of medications, nutraceuticals and ancillary treatments such as laser therapy to manage your pet’s pain, both before and after surgery or in the event of an injury or infection. We can also ease pain caused by chronic diseases, such as arthritis and cancers.
We would be pleased to discuss the options available to you and your pet under any of the above circumstances.