Now Offering Canine Rehabilitation Services!
Garden Valley Veterinary Hospital is pleased to announce that we now offer canine rehabilitation and conditioning programs, under the guidance and care of Dr. Morgen Deramus, Veterinarian, Certified Acupuncturist, and Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner.
Many animals can benefit from therapeutic rehabilitation and conditioning programs which consist of any combination of home exercise programs, in-hospital exercise programs, physical medicine modalities such as laser therapy and acupuncture, massage, musculoskeletal manipulations and hands-on muscle work.
Physical rehabilitation and conditioning programs can provide basic conditioning and exercise to improve your pet’s normal day-to-day activities, as well as provide pain relief, improve mobility and support weight loss. Rehabilitation also helps develop bonds and strengthen the relationships between pet owners and pets. To encourage active learning and exercise at every life stage of your pet, Dr. Deramus and our experienced staff provide rehabilitation and conditioning programs for puppies and adults.
Our canine rehabilitation and conditioning programs can help support or address the following conditions or goals:
- Post-surgical healing
- Hip dysplasia or rear limb pain
- Front limb pain or lameness
- Elbow conditions
- Muscle strains and sprains
- Athletic injuries
- Neurologic conditions
- Herniated discs
- Weakness and loss of muscle strength
- Obesity or weight loss programs
- Athletic conditioning for performance (agility, hunting, etc.)
Rehabilitation Services Offered at Garden Valley Veterinary Hospital include:
- Rehabilitation Exercises:
- Proprioception and balance, which are important for post-operative patients, athletes and neurologically impaired patients.
- Weight shift training, which is often used in postinjury and postoperative rehabilitation programs. It helps train the patient to use the affected limb again and encourages them to use appropriate weight distribution during daily activities.
- Muscle strengthening, which can pinpoint an isolated muscle, limb or body region.
- Re-education of normal posture, which addresses standing and sitting postures as well as the transitions between them.
- Gait training, which helps patients that aren’t properly using one or more limbs or that have developed abnormal gait behaviors or patterns.
- Flexibility and stretching, which can help to prevent further injury and improve overall joint mechanics and function.
- Canine Massage:
- Cross friction
- Ischemic compression
- Trigger point release
- Myofascial release
- Thermo-Therapy and Cryo-Therapy
- Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)
- Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
- Laser Therapy
- Orthotics and Brace Fittings
- Wheelchair Fittings
If you would like to know more about our canine rehabilitation services and if it could benefit your pet, please contact us at (970) 368-4032.