Physical Therapy FAQs

If your pet has an illness or injury, it may prevent him or her from being active. At Valley Animal Rehabilitation in Montclair, NJ, we provide various treatments, such as physical therapy, to improve its mobility and overall health. Before visiting us, take a look at some frequently asked questions regarding physical therapy below:

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Can dogs get physical therapy?

Physical therapy can be beneficial for dogs, as it reduces inflammation, alleviates pain, and enhances movement. When they are sitting around and not moving, this can worsen their condition. However, with carefully designed physical therapy exercises, we may be able to reduce their discomfort and improve their quality of life.

Can I do physical therapy with my pet at home?

You can continue physical therapy at home with your pet, and we encourage it. The first step is to learn the best strategies and methods so that your pet does not experience further pain. When you meet with our veterinarian, we recommend the exercises that are best for your pet and you can continue with these at home.

How often does a pet need physical therapy?

Our physical therapy plans are designed to meet the individual needs of your pet. We will work closely with you to determine the frequency and intensity of the physical therapy. At the beginning of treatment, your visits will be more frequent since this can help your pet heal faster. Once your cat or dog’s mobility has improved, the appointments will be reduced.

What conditions can physical therapy help with?

Physical therapy can be effective for a variety of conditions. Pets with degenerative conditions, those who are overweight, or those who lead sedentary lifestyles can benefit from care at any age. After a consultation, we can determine if physical therapy is right for your pet.

Contact Us for an Appointment Today!

To learn more about physical therapy or to schedule your visit, contact Valley Animal Rehabilitation in Montclair, NJ, at (973) 509-5225 today. We are happy to tell you more about this service and set you up with an appointment. When you’re seeking a veterinarian near me, our team is ready to assist!


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