What types of conditions can Physical Rehabilitation help?
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Cranial Cruciate Ligament Injury
- Femoral Head Ostectomy
- Hip & Elbow Dysplasia
- Luxating Patella
- Intervertral Disc Disease
- Degenerative Myelopathy
- Vestibular Disorder
- Fibrocartilaginous Embolism
- Wobbler's Syndrome
- Paralysis or paresis
- Hind limb weakness
- Generalized pain management
- Muscle strengthening
- General weight loss
- Weight loss and management of underlying condition
- Conditioning for sporting dogs
- Strength training
- Sports injuries
Do I need a referral from my primary veterinarian?
VRCC is a referral hospital and we will work closely with your veterinarian to provide care that is customized for your pet. For our rehabilitation services you will need to obtain a referral from your veterinarian or from one of our veterinarians in-house.
What happens at the first visit?
The initial consult will include a physical exam of your pet. Afterwards, Karen will go over what your goals are with physical rehabilitation as well as assess any muscle loss of affected limbs through measurements. If Laser Therapy is indicated, Karen will perform the first treatment during your initial consult. She will discuss all recommended therapies, frequency, and cost with you and develop a plan of action.
What do I need to bring to the first appointment?
Please bring any diagnostics performed at your primary veterinarian (bloodwork, radiographs, etc.) as well as current medications or supplements your pet is currently taking. Any other medical records may also be helpful. Our front desk staff can also help by calling your primary veterinarian and obtaining these records.
What are the costs of rehabilitation?
Our individual rehabilitation services range from $50-$150 depending on the modalities. We also offer various packages of combined services for additional savings. Please give us a call to get an accurate estimate customized for your pet's needs.
How often does my pet need treatment?
Depending on the condition Karen is addressing, she may recommend that your pet come in for treatment several times a week to once a week. Karen will work with you to develop a plan that fits both your schedule and your pet's needs. She will teach you how to do supplementary exercises with your pet at home to help support the work she will do with your pet in our clinic.
Am I allowed to stay for my pet's session?
You are more than welcome to be with your pet during their session. We just ask that you let us know ahead of time if you would like to be with your pet so that Karen can make arrangements. Karen also takes videos of pets in the underwater treadmill and is able to send you a video after your pet's therapy if you are unable to stay.