At Atlantic Coast New York Veterinary Specialists, our veterinary rehabilitation therapist can create a comprehensive, customized rehabilitation program a range of treatments and therapies.
Rehabilitation Services for Pets
Rehabilitation therapy is often recommended for pets who need targeted treatment and therapy to treat a condition or injury.
Our highly qualified rehabilitation therapist offers a wide range of rehabilitation services in a comfortable, relaxed environment with advanced therapeutic aids.
Your pet will receive attentive specialized care, geared to their requirements.
From strengthening and stretching techniques to Hydro Treadmill Therapy and massage, we are fully equipped to create a treatment program customized to your pet's condition and needs
Our Rehabilitation Therapist
Michael Olic, LVT, is our rehabilitation therapist at Atlantic Coast New York Veterinary Specialists. He went to the University of Tennessee in 2016 to study canine rehabilitation and has been performing rehabilitation exclusively since then. Michael has a certification in penn-hip and pain management and sees patients daily who benefit from these services.
Rehabilitation Treatment & Therapy
Your pet's customized rehabilitation therapy program may consist of a number of therapeutic techniques to maximize your pet's ability to recover while minimizing discomfort, including:
- Hydro Treadmill Therapy
- Shockwave Therapy
- Hot/Cold Therapy
- Neuromuscular Retraining and Neuromuscular Stimulation
- TENS Therapy
- Strengthening and stretching
- Weight Loss
- Mobility Aids (carts, braces, boots, slings)
- Customized Splints
Treatment & Therapy FAQs
Read our most frequently asked questions about treatment and therapy for pets.
- Why does my pet need veterinary rehabilitation therapy?
Rehabilitation therapy will be critical to your pet's recovery. Whether they have been impacted by surgery, trauma, arthritis, injury, or are in need of weight loss and physical conditioning, our clinicians can provide your pet with an innovative, state-of-the-art approach to rehabilitation that is customized to their needs.
With a custom rehabilitation and therapeutic program, we can prioritize managing pain and putting his or her overall health first, while reaching your pet's goals.
These goals may include building your pet's stamina, endurance and coordination.
- What kinds of conditions can rehabilitation therapy be used to treat?
Rehabilitation therapy can be used to treat a wide range of conditions your pet may have, such as:
- Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
- Disc disease (IVDD)
- Spinal injuries
- Recovery after major surgery (hip surgery, cruciate repair, limb amputation, etc.)
- Chronic pain
- Soft tissue injuries
- Which type of therapy will my pet need?
Just as in human rehabilitation, there are many factors that will help determine exactly which type of therapy we will recommend for your pet.
These include the type of injury and the age and temperament of your pet. On your first visit, our rehabilitation therapist will evaluate your pet and design a program customized to suit your pet’s individual needs.
- How long will my pet need to attend rehabilitation therapy?
Our experienced rehabilitation therapist will assess your pet to determine his or her unique therapeutic needs, then make a number of recommendations regarding your pet's customized treatment program and its duration.
- How can a hydro treadmill help my pet?
A hydro treadmill is a unique piece of equipment that allows a dog to start the rehabilitation process earlier than normal since they are in a buoyant state.
Using the treadmill allows the dog to return to normal muscle strength much earlier and in a safer way. Additionally, the treadmill’s warm water helps soothe and enhance the healing process.
The use of the hydro treadmill may be combined with other types of rehabilitation therapy to maximize the healing process and speed up recovery.
- What can I do at home to help my pet achieve the best results possible from rehabilitation therapy?
Depending on your pet's specific condition and needs, at-home exercises can potentially help promote healing and progress in rehabilitation therapy.
Always consult your veterinarian and/or veterinary rehabilitation therapist about if and when at-home exercises should be a component of your pet's treatment, and which ones would be helpful to their recovery.