Dr. Comrie, DVM is a certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner. Her expertise provides a special service to our patients. In our sports med-hab facility, at RVVH we are able to perform hydrotherapy (underwater treadmill) sessions, massage, ultrasound, E-stim and laser therapy sessions for dogs with orthopedic, neurologic, geriatric or weight concerns.
Physical Rehabilitation Available For:
- Cruciate Repair
- Fracture Repair
- Sports Conditioning
- Ligament And Tendon Injuries
- Disc Disease
- Muscle Spasms
- Weight Management
- Hip Dysplasia
- Elbow Dysplasia
- Patellar Luxation
- Femoral Head Osteotomy
Goals of Physical Rehabilitation:
- Improve the mental well being of pets by providing comfort and quality exercise during the recovery period.
- Restores the range of motion in joints.
- Prevent muscle loss during recovery.
- Improve strength and function of weak or paralyzed limbs while preventing contracture of affected muscles.
- Maximize postoperative recovery and return your pet to its normal daily or sporting activities and capabilities.
- Assist in long-term health of pets in need of conditioning and weight loss.
What conditions does physical rehabilitation help?
Orthopedic Cases: postoperative cranial cruciate, hip patellar luxation, fracture repair, joint replacement, tendon and ligament injuries, muscle and joint injuries.
Neurological Cases: postoperative herniated disc, vertebral fractures, degenerative spinal cord conditions, neuropathies, spinal trauma, spinal arthritis, geriatric weakness.
Health and Wellness for All Ages: Obesity, geriatric support, athletic conditioning, seasonal sports conditioning, mental stimulation and exercise for home alone pets