Pet Rehabilitation & Therapy Program
Pet Rehabilitation at Greenbriar Veterinary Hospital & Luxury Pet Resort
Our sister facility, Greenbriar Veterinary Hospital & Luxury Pet Resort, has added a Pet Rehabilitation & Therapy Program! This program will be a beneficial and wonderful addition to our clients here at Falls Road Veterinary Hospital. The Rehabilitation Program includes the following services:
Water Therapy, also called Underwater Treadmill Therapy, is among the most effective therapies for post-op canines, or pets with orthopedic, neurological and geriatric conditions associated with muscle weakness. The therapy involves the use of an underwater treadmill, where animals are able to practice (and ultimately regain) motion and flexibility. Water Therapy offers the following benefits:
- Increases circulation
- Reduces pain
- Reduces inflammation
- Prevents injury to other limbs while recovering from an orthopedic procedure
- Permits the trainer to assist gait work as the pet is walking on the treadmill
- Increases flexibility
- Strengthens muscles (without impacting joints)
- Enables greater mobility
- Allows proper mechanic gait even in a weak patient
Hydrotherapy will be utilized with many of our post-op and neurological patients.
Laser Therapy (also called “Cold Laser Therapy”) involves the use of a cold laser light applied directly to the affected muscles. It’s a non-invasive, painless form of therapy that works to heal compromised tissue, increase blood circulation, and helps to manage pain. Each session takes between 10 and 30 minutes, depending on the animal’s size and medical condition. Laser Therapy offers the following benefits:
- Reduces pain
- Loosens muscles
- Increases blood circulation
- Stimulates and improves cellular function
- Facilitates protein synthesis
- Releases endorphins.
Laser Therapy will be utilized with many of our post-op and neurologic patients.
This program will allow us to offer our patients the best care possible on a long term basis. Ask our staff about the benefits this program can offer to your pets!
Our Sister Campus
Greenbriar Veterinary Hospital & Luxury Pet Resort
Maryland’s Premier Dog & Cat Luxury Boarding Facility
Located in Urbana, MD and convenient to the entire Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. areas. Make an appointment today to discuss how the Pet Rehabilitation & Therapy Program can be a benefit to your pet! (301) 874-8880.