Rehabilitation & Conditioning
If you have ever-had surgery or an injuring yourself, you may be familiar with physical therapy (PT). In veterinary medicine, PT is called rehabilitation and condition. The goal is the same, return to form and function sooner rather than later, many times with fewer medication and complications.
Dr. Murphy is a CCRP (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner), and applies rehabilitation and conditioning to all of his patients.
Immediately post operatively, your pet will receive a laser treatment in which columnated light is applied to help stimulate the body to heal itself and assist with pain control. As well, medications to alleviate pain, ice to reduce swelling, and passive range of motion exercises where indicated are a few examples of treatment modalities that will be incorporated to help your pet feel better.
Moving forward through recovery, Dr. Murphy will tailor make your pet a customized post-operative recheck schedule to speed your pet’s recovery.
Again, this may include laser, ice, manual therapy, medications, or even acupuncture. This is the fun time where you as mom and dad will get involved and help your pet recover as we will teach you many of the exercises and activities for can perform at home.