Post Operative Therapy
Following surgery, proper post-op care is vital for success. Activity is often restricted for a period of time after surgery, ranging from several days to many weeks, depending on the type of surgery. Restricting a dog’s activity can be challenging. Rehabilitation therapy manages a patient’s activity with controlled movement designed to aid in healing, minimizes the risk for corrective surgeries, and help speed the recovery process.
Rehabilitation therapy can also help reduce post-surgical inflammation and pain. It is important to note though that rehab therapy is NOT a replacement for prescribed medications. Therapeutic care works best when used in conjunction with the medications prescribed by your pet's veterinarian Fundamentally, the overall comfort of your pet is vital to the healing process.
After a surgery, rehabilitation therapy can be beneficial for our patients by:
Types of cases that benefit from rehabilitation therapy after surgery:
Rehabilitation programs are tailored for each individual patient taking into consideration their surgical procedure recovery needs, breed, over individual health and lifestyle prior to the surgical procedure, and expectations and goals of recovery.
All of our therapeutic treatment options will be considered and/or used at various stages of a patient’s recovery. A combination of any these methods may be used in your pet’s program: electrical stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, water therapy, massage, laser therapy, acupuncture, and a variety of exercises.
27 East Baltimore Street
PO Box 841
Funkstown, Maryland 21734
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