Veterinary Rehabilitation Therapy

What is Veterinary Rehabilitation Therapy?

Veterinary Rehabilitation Therapy is the veterinary equivalent of physiotherapy for humans.

Dook had progressive weakness of the hind legs, but with the cart was still able to go for walks and enjoy life a little longer.


Veterinary Rehabilitation therapy employs a variety of non-invasive techniques to improve the patient’s neurologic and musculoskeletal health. By improving strength, stability and flexibility of joints and muscles, veterinary rehabilitation therapy can reduce pain and accelerate recovery from injury or surgery, and from degenerative diseases or age-related diseases.

Benefits of veterinary rehabilitation therapy include:
    • Faster and more complete recovery from surgery, particularly orthopaedic and neurosurgery
    • Treatment of non-surgical muscle, tendon, ligament and nerve injuries
    • Maintaining athletic function and preventing sports injuries
    • Improving the quality of life for geriatric patients


swimming is an excellent form of exercise for most arthritic patients

Swimming is an excellent form of exercise for most arthritic patients.


Dr. Lane works closely with his technician Jen Smith to co-ordinate a rehabilitation therapy plan.  Each patients’ program is personalized to meet their individual needs.  If you would like to learn more about how a rehabilitation program can help your pet, please email Jen at