By eliminating pain and reducing inflammation, laser therapy allows your pet to regain mobility and strength at a faster rate. This is beneficial for pets that are recovering from surgery or injury, and older pets who have developed pain and become depressed due to lack of activity. Laser therapy also helps to release endorphins, your pet’s natural painkillers, helping to reduce stress and anxiety, relax muscles, and elevate mood.
EMS is utilized to prevent disuse muscle atrophy and/or for neuromuscular re-education. EMS works by sending an electrical impulse into a muscle group, eliciting a contraction.
EMS is effective for patients that are immediately post-surgery and are not able or not allowed to use the limb they had surgery on or patients that have neurologic impairments and cannot move their limbs themselves.
TENS works by stimulating the sensory nerves in the body to cause natural pain-relieving mechanisms to kick into action. TENS has a range of uses to reduce varying types of pain. It is most commonly used for chronic or long-term pain such as joint pain, pain related to osteoarthritis, or muscular pain, particularly in the back.
Manual therapy consists of joint mobilizations, myofascial release techniques and passive range of motion.
Massage is used to reduce pain and swelling and improve soft tissue mobility.
All of these techniques are non-invasive and improve mobility, decrease pain and optimize patient function.
An exercise program is developed specifically for your pet to improve their strength, mobility, flexibility and balance, all to increase your pet’s quality of life and target specific muscles & joints depending on your pet's unique condition. We use a combination of specialized equipment and at-home items for our exercises. We will provide appropriate exercise progression and guidance as well as teach you exercises for you to help your pet at home between sessions!
Acupressure is a form of TCM that aims to clear blockages in the energetic channels throughout the body by applying light pressure to acupoints to restore the harmonious flow of Chi. The body’s Chi can be disrupted, weakened, or blocked if there is imbalance between the pairs of yin and yang organs.
Imbalances can display as: behavioural problems such as separation anxiety, difficulty concentrating, or aggression; physical problems such as joint pain, digestive issues, itchy skin, or other chronic wellness issues.
Weight loss is a thoroughly effective, often overlooked method of improving a pet’s comfort, mobility, and quality of life. Keeping your pet at their weight will diminish the possibility of future orthopedic injury and lower lifetime veterinary bills. Through diet modification and exercise, we can help keep your pet at their ideal weight!
Heat therapy relieves pain by increasing blood flow, helping to wash out inflammatory chemicals and enzymes, and promotes tissue relaxation to reduce muscle spasms. It also increases muscle elasticity in weak or compromised muscles to help during stretching and exercise.
Cold therapy is used in patients with post-operative swelling/pain, musculoskeletal trauma, pain due to muscle spasm, and after exercise to prevent swelling/pain due to inflammation. Pain relief and edema reduction are the major benefits seen with cryotherapy.
Includes a combination of any of the above services. treatments are personalized to meet each patients unique needs.
Assessment, session plan developed, exercise plan developed, environmental/nutritional/emotional modifications discussed
Examples: Extended laser session (3+ areas treated)/Combination of simple laser and exercises, full-body massage, or combination of any of above therapies (condition dependent)
Examples: simple laser treatment(1-2 areas treated)/targeted massage/E-Stim/heat & ROM/exercises/wound management
- add-on to either initial consult or standard session
these can be added to any of the above session options, these are not offered as individual services
Trim nails +/- fur between paw pads
Trim fur around the genitals, wipe clean
*Must have been done by the referring DVM in the past 6 months with no signs of infection
Payment to be completed at the time of service