Implementation of Treatment Plan
We aim to establish a treatment plan which will achieve the fastest and most positive outcome for each patient. Rehabilitation plans require patience, perseverance and flexibility, as every dog is different and will respond differently to treatment. After a diagnosis is reached, we work with pet parents to establish reasonable treatment goals and end points to help guide each pet’s rehabilitation process.
Once a plan has been outlined, we begin rehabilitation exercises and treatment modalities with low intensity and duration, and then we progressively increase intensity and duration as your pet’s healing and tissue strength improve. As your pet improves, our rehabilitation specialist will modify your pet’s treatment based on weekly health assessments.
Working with Your Dog at Home
Weekly appointments with Pet Health canine rehabilitation specialist aim to keep your dog and his or her treatment plan on track to meet recovery goals. Carefully following an at-home care plan is integral to your pet’s recovery, as daily exercise is essential to healing and strengthening.
We work with pet parents to teach them an exercise program they can practice at-home with their pets between appointments to continue strengthening muscle structure and mass, increasing joint range of motion and flexibility and improving balance and proprioception. Performing your at-home care plan as often as prescribed will be a key component to your dog’s successful recovery.