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Pet Rehabilitation

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.  Dr. Lyden, Dr. Sacks, Leah, LVT, and Giuliana, LVT are certified from The Uinversity of Tennessee Canine Rehabilitation Certificate Program (CCRP).

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:

  • Acupuncture
  • Electro-acupuncture
  • 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.

Dog Rehabilitation