Dr. McGrath is certified in Canine Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine.
Maintaining mobility for your pet is one of the key ingredients to your pet’s overall health and well being.
Canine rehabilitation is ideal for dogs who have cruciate ligament injuries or who are beginning to experience arthritis. For cruciate ligament injuries, our rehabilitation services are used from the moment of injury through the healing process. For canine arthritis, we would ideally like to see your pet as early as possible so we can avoid the effects of chronic pain and wind-up pain.
Our canine rehab services combine the use of purposeful exercise, cold laser therapy, weight management, and pain management.
- Therapeutic Exercises:
Therapeutic exercises involve stretching, trigger point treatments, and joint mobilization to improve your pet’s mobility. We will also provide owners with instructions for home exercises that will allow you to assist in your dog’s treatment plan.
We are thrilled to coordinate our rehabilitation services with Dr. Hayward’s chiropractic care. Our pets are best served by the combination of traditional and alternative therapies for mobility management.
- Cold Laser Therapy:
Cold laser therapy helps promote healing, relieve pain, and improve the general blood flow and metabolism of the tissue. Best of all, it is a safe, easy, and non-painful event for your pet. With laser therapy, a low-level light is used to stimulate the energy production within the cells. We recommend twice-weekly treatments, as the effects are cumulative.
If you have any questions about our canine rehabilitation services, call us at 905-465-1738.