Improve your pet's mobility and recovery faster.
Nickel City Animal Hospital offers rehabilitation therapy services for dogs and cats. Animal rehabilitation helps pets with post-operative mobility, orthopedic, arthritic conditions, neurological, geriatric or weight management issues. Rehab therapy can help pets stay as healthy and active as they can. Each pet undergoes an individualized one-on-one evaluation and a custom rehab program is designed for your pet.
Common Conditions Treated with Rehabilitation
- Osteoarthritis & Chronic Pain
- Cruciate Injuries — Injury to the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL), also known as the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in humans.
- Geriatric Issues — Weakness in the hindlimbs (hips and knees), difficulty walking, difficulty getting up or sitting down, difficulty walking up or down steps.
- Neurologic Conditions — Disc disease, post-op disc surgery, degenerative myelopathy (DM), Wobbler's syndrome.
- Orthopedic Conditions — Partial tear or complete tear of the CCL or other ligaments, sprains, strains, iliospoas issues.
- Post-Op Surgery — CCL, femoral head ostectomy (FHO), total hip replacement surgery, osteocondritis dessicans (OCD) lesions, stem cell replacement surgery, fracture repair.
- Post-Traumatic Injuries
Nickel City Animal Hospital will be offering the following Rehabilitation Modalities:
- LASER Therapy
- Aquatic Therapy (underwater treadmill)
- Manual Therapy (joint mobilizations, passive ROM, stretching, and massage)
- Orthotics/Prosthetics (braces, slings, harnesses, carts, etc.)
- Owner Education (home exercise programs)
- Therapeutic Exercise (cavaletti rails, rocker boards, physio balls, etc.)
Canine & Feline Rehabilitation can help:
- Decrease or eliminate pain
- Improve function and quality of movement
- Facilitate tissue healing
- Improve muscle strength and endurance
- Increase range of motion
- Facilitate weight loss
- Prevent muscle atrophy and/or contracture post surgery
- Encourage normal weight bearing and gait post surgery
- Prevent other injuries
- Decrease the need for medications
- Improve spacial awareness special
- Improve balance and coordination
To schedule a rehab appointment for your cat or dog, please call us at (716) 847-1000 or request an appointment online.