Physical Rehab




     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 RepairRosie
  • Fracture Repair
  • Arthritis
  • 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