Descriptions of Modalities


PASSIVE THERAPIES

Laser Therapy

  • Accelerates tissue repair and cell growth, and speeds wound healing
  • Reduces fibrous tissue formation
  • Reduces inflammation and reduces pain
  • Increases circulation, and increases metabolic activity
  • Improves nerve function
  • Useful for treatment of arthritic joints, post surgery, for wound healing and treatment of lick granulomas.
  • Laser can penetrate up to 6cm but can not penetrate through bone.


Therapeutic Ultrasound

  • Works similarly to Laser Therapy but with sound energy instead of light energy
  • Relaxes tight or spasming muscles
  • Assists with stretching muscles, ligaments, and tendons through heat therapy
  • US head must come in direct contact with skin so area being treated must be shaved


Whole Body Vibrational Therapy (VibroGym)

  • Propriceptive training method that slightly destabilizes the user in a controlled way
  • Forces the body to regain its balance, automatically causing muscular contraction
  • Helps stimulate blood circulation, warm the muscles and support the body's recovery

ACTIVE THERAPIES

Resistance Pool

  • Helps with proprioception in neurologic cases
  • Helps increase range of motion of the shoulders and elbows
  • Helps strengthen the forelimbs and chest muscles


Underwater Treadmill (UWT)

  • Used to exercise animals while reducing the stress on the joints
  • Warm water helps increase circulation and loosens muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
  • Different heights of the water change the amount of weight the pet carries and can also change the gait
  • of the animal and help with range of motion.
  • ~With the water at about hip level the pet will be walking at about 1/3 it's normal body weight.
  • By decreasing the water level you add weight and help to build up muscle.
  • Useful for pets who have recently had orthopedic surgery, who have osteoarthritis, who are unable to
  • carry their entire body weight on the limbs, or for weight loss.
  • Forces the pet to walk at a controlled, steady speed in one direction without the distractions of the outdoors

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Therapeutic


Acupuncture

• Only licensed veterinarians are qualified to practice veterinary acupuncture
• Physiological effects include pain relief, promotion of tissue healing, and anti-inflammatory effects
• Acupuncture can be effective with musculoskeletal problems including muscle soreness, back pain, osteoarthritis, and degenerative joint disease.
• With neurological disorders such as seizures, intervertebral disc disease, laryngeal hemiplegia, and facial and radial nerve paralysis


Manual Therapy Interventions

• Massage techniques – soft tissue mobilization, trigger point therapy
• Passive range of motion, reduces pain, stiffness and swelling
• Therapeutic stretching to improve muscle flexibility
• Joint mobilization to reduce joint restriction
• Neuro-facilitation techniques – muscle tapping, stroking

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Montclair Office

Monday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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