Ways to Help Your Pet with Physical Therapy

Pet with Physical Therapy

Today, vet rehabilitation or physical therapy is rapidly becoming an essential part of veterinary medicine. It’s pivotal in reducing pain in your pet, improving muscle strength, and refining your pet’s overall quality of life. If your pet is inactive, has orthopedic bone injuries, joint pains, or neurological problems, you should consider physical therapy.

At Valley Animal Rehabilitation in Montclair, NJ, our team of experts can help your pet. We offer physical therapy for animals, but continuing therapy at home can quicken your pet’s healing process. Our vets can help your pet return to a healthy lifestyle, and so can you.

Physical Therapy at Home

If your pet needs physical therapy to recover from any form of injury or condition, you have a part to play. The first step in helping your pet heal is bringing it to our physical therapists. Our professionals will determine where your pet’s pain is coming from and what is causing it. From there, we can determine what form of rehabilitation is best for your pet’s condition. It is important to get professional help before trying any therapy with your pet at home. It is also important to make sure that exercises or therapy will not cause further damage or pain for your pet.

Another way to help your pet is by staying with it during physical therapy sessions. By staying with your pet, it will likely be calmer and less reluctant when it comes to exercises. Even better, you can be involved actively by giving it some encouragement.

Our professionals may recommend that you continue physical therapy treatments at home. Physical therapy is a complex process for pets, and your help at home can go a long way in making it a success. Our staff will discuss with you some of the best exercises you can do at home. Some of them may include massage therapy or passage range-of-motion (PROM) exercises.

Begin Your Pet’s Physical Therapy

Does your pet have an injury, arthritis, or any problem that may benefit from rehabilitation or physical therapy? At Valley Animal Rehabilitation in Montclair, NJ, we have a dedicated team that offers rehab for pets. Call or visit us today, and we can help your pet become active again.


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