Animal Rehabilitation Services
Customized For Your Pet
Walking Paws Rehab is a unique practice that offers many advance therapies to help your pet. Our consults are all inclusive. One session we may focus heavily on pain management while the next session your pet may benefit more from strength building. Every appointment is different and tailored to what your pet needs that day allowing us to advance your pet towards moving comfortably again.
Laser therapy can reduce pain, decrease inflammation, restore mobility, decrease muscle spasming, improve blood flow, increase cell replication, increase fibroblast and collagen replication, stimulate cartilage, and promote nerve growth.
By sending an electrical current through an area one can treat injuries, stimulate nerves, and build muscle.
Ultrasound therapy can reduce swelling to an area and decrease soreness. It can also heat a muscle belly to improve blood flow and speed up healing. Ultrasounds can relax a muscle belly aiding trigger points and sore areas.
PEMF is FDA approved for post operative pain and swelling. At Walking Paws Rehab we have both Respond Beds and ASSISI loops for our pet patients. PEMF therapy is used amongst orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons, and pain specialists in human medicine. Now it is available for our pets.
Whole Body Vibration Therapy
Vibration plates can be utilized to help patients with neurologic disease. Vibration therapy can stimulate nerves, enhance proprioception, improve balance, and stimulate muscles to contract. At Walking Paws Rehab we have a whole body vibration plate that can be used during exercises.
Shockwave therapy can be utilized to break up mineralization in tendons or bring in blood flow. It can be utilized to treated tendon or ligament injuries.
Underwater Treadmill Therapy
Walking in the underwater treadmill can be utilized to promote strength building without having to load an injured limb or sore joint. This is service is great for patients post surgery or for those needing to lose weight.
We have many different types of rehab equipment that we get patients on. By asking a pet to perform a certain exercise you can strength build a specific muscle, improve range of motion to a joint, improve balance, or retrain one to walk.
Our therapists have advance training in performing mobilizations and range of motion movements to improve alignment, range of motion, and to reduce discomfort.
Home Exercise Progams
All of our patients receive a home exercise program that consist of videos. We not only treat your pet, but also teach you how to help your pet at home.
If you have a pet in need of weight loss we can help with conditioning through targeted exercises and diet.
We are skilled at finding trigger points in muscles, determining which muscles are tight, and how to safely stretch each muscle. At Walking Paws Rehab we also teach you how to perform stretches and massage on your pet.
Orthotics & Prosthetics
Through advance training we are able to assist clients in deciding whether a brace is the right solution for their pet. We can make a mold of your pet’s limb, assist with the design process, and perform fittings.
We are also trained massage therapists! Your pet can enjoy a general relaxing massage or targeted therapeutic massage to relieve soreness and tension. We even offer hot stone massages.
Your dog can look like an Olympic athlete too. Rock taping can be used to lift the skin off the underlying tissue improving blood flow, lymphatic flow, and reducing swelling to an area. It can be used to treat bruises and inhibit discomfort. We also sell Rocktape and can teach clients how to perform techniques at home.
Medications & Supplements
We work closely with you to determine whats the best medications and supplements for your pet's injury. Our veterinarians have additional training in pain management and will review your pet's medication history and provide recommendations.
We offer both dry needling and electroacupuncture. Traditionally acupuncture has been used to treat discomfort, headaches, organ dysfunction, and nausea. However, we can also utilize acupuncture to stimulate nerves treating back disorders, nerve issues, muscle tightness, urinary incontinence, and fecal incontinence.
T Touch Wraps
By utilizing T Touch Wraps one can reduce anxiety, stimulate nerves, improve alignment, and strength build a specific muscle. We have many techniques to teach owners how to apply wraps at home.
If you have a pet in need of assistance we perform wheelchair fittings. We can help your pet learn how to maneuver in a wheelchair.
We are trained in performing musculoskeletal ultrasounds. With the use of ultrasound imaging we can diagnose tendon, muscular, or ligament injuries.