The Rise of Veterinary Rehabilitation

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The Rise of Veterinary Rehabilitation

  • June 24 2024
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Companion | Lasers for Life

Gone are the days where post-op patients are sent home with pain relief medication and wished a speedy recovery.  Veterinary rehabilitation programs are emerging in general practices and in specialty clinics alike. 

Certification programs for advanced training in rehabilitation/physical therapy for veterinary patients are available and continue to gain popularity as both veterinarians and pet owners see the value in this discipline for aiding patient recoveries.

Obtaining training and starting your own rehabilitation program in your clinic is a major step towards your facility providing the most state-of –the-art care for your patients.  Rehab is an essential part in the healing process for your patients to ensure they don’t just heal but return to full function.

Class IV laser therapy is one of the major modalities to integrate into your rehabilitation program.  Class IV laser therapy provides a way to accelerate healing and accomplish mobility goals along with other modalities.  Treatments are fast (most lasting 5 – 7 minutes) and well tolerated by patients.  Class IV laser therapy treatment can be delivered in non-contact mode to provide the most non-invasive treatment available for those painful post-op patients your rehab program will inevitably see.

Whether you are considering adding a full rehab program or adding to your multi-modal pain management protocols that can be utilized either post-operatively or for animals with movement dysfunctions – Class IV laser therapy should be considered.  Laser therapy can treat a diverse array of conditions (both rehab and non-rehab related).   What single resource do you currently have in your clinic that can treat arthritis, otitis, skin conditions, hot spots, lick granulomas, bladder conditions, fractures, wounds, post-op incisions, pain, edema, and gingivitis?