Manual Therapy FAQS

When your pet suffers from an injury, it can be difficult and scary. Injuries can take time to heal and might require extensive care. At Valley Animal Rehabilitation in Montclair, NJ, our team provides a variety of rehabilitation services to help your animal heal quickly and effectively. One of our services is manual therapy, which involves rehabilitating your pet’s muscles after surgery or an injury. Here are some commonly asked questions about manual therapy and what to expect.

What kind of injuries require manual therapy?

Although animal hospitals treat minor injuries like sprains, bruises, and bumps, some pets need further medical attention for severe conditions. Here are some common injuries and conditions that may need further rehabilitation and manual therapy:

  • Recent surgery
  • Limping
  • Back pain
  • Hip problems
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Wobblers Syndrome

What makes up a manual therapy session?

Manual therapy involves massaging your pet’s muscles to eliminate stiffness and pain. The muscle groups our specialist focuses on will depend on where your pet’s pain or limited range of motion is. These massages warm up your pet’s muscles and ease stress.

What are the benefits of manual therapy?

By enrolling your pet in manual therapy, you are helping your pet:

  • Increase its range of motion in the affected areas
  • Reduce the length of its hospital stay
  • Improve blood flow in your pet’s muscles
  • Reduce pain and inflammation during an injury or surgery
  • Increase stamina and strength in healthy pets
  • Improve the quality of life in your pet

How much does rehabilitation cost?

The cost may vary based on the therapy your pet needs. Our vet will discuss the type, cost, and duration of the rehabilitation that your pets need. We will work with you to find the most affordable plan for you to help your pet.

How long does manual therapy take?

Rehabilitation for your pet can take six to eight weeks. However, pets suffering from chronic diseases may be in rehab for a longer time. Ultimately, within the first three to four weeks, you should start to notice an improvement in your pet's condition.

Visit Us in Montclair, NJ for Rehab for Pets

At Valley Animal Rehabilitation in Montclair, NJ, we have highly trained experts who are always ready to attend to your pet in case of an injury or a condition that needs manual therapy. Our goal is to help your pet live a healthy, pain-free life. Call us today to schedule an appointment.


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