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Animal Emergency Clinic of the High Country is proud to offer rehabilitation services

What is Rehabilitation?

Physical rehabilitation is to restore to a condition of good health.  We use physical rehabilitation to treat many conditions including, but not limited to:

                                                                                                              - Geriatric/Arthritic
                                                                                                              - Surgical and traumatic injury recovery
                                                                                                              - Degenerative or orthopedic diseases
                                                                                                              - Neurologic diseases/surgeries
                                                                                                              - Obesity and weight management
                                                                                                              - Sports conditioning

Our goal is to have your pet return to as close to normal functioning as possible using multiple modalities as well as positive reinforcement. We tailor make each rehab program to your pet and we take into consideration age, disease, and cardiovascular health.  We are capable of providing both inpatient and out-patient treatment.

Modalities

                                                                                                              - Land Treadmill
                                                                                                              - Therapeutic Laser
                                                                                                              - Therapeutic Ultrasound
                                                                                                              - Therapeutic Exercise
                                                                                                              - Electrical Stimulation (NMES)
                                                                                                              - Massage Therapy and Passive Range of Motion
                                                                                                              - Cold and Heat Therapy

 Referrals

We accept referrals from your primary or specialty veterinarian.  The initial consultation will consist of a full physical exam and consultation with your primary veterinarian.  Together we will discuss goals and then develop a rehabilitation plan designed specifically for you and your pet's needs.  

Ask your veterinarian if your pet would benefit from rehabilitation.

 

SUCCESS STORIES

Cornflake

"When the Universe brought Cornflake to us, he had been on the run for some time and had experiences a difficult life.  He showed up walking on 3 legs and needed FHO surgery on a hip.  He had his surgery and Stem Cell Therapy at Animal Emergency Clinic of the High Country .  Two years later when Cornflake blew out his ACL, we again chose to have his surgery and Stem Cell Therapy done at Animal Emergency Clinic of the High Country.  At this time they were offering rehabilitation services following his surgery.

Cornflake was enrolled and during the past 3 months he has greatly benefited from 2 sessions, per week in the office as well as at home exercises.  The combination has really improved his health, strength and condition.  The hands on treatment of the rehab in clinic as well as at home has also benefited him emotionally and socially.  We would encourage anyone with an injured pet or following pet surgery to consider rehab as an option.

We have also enrolled our 12 year old Teddy Boy in the program to help with a bulging disc issue and to build strength in his weakened legs.  Teddy Boy will not only receive rehab, but also acupuncture.  We are grateful to have these amazing services for our animals in The High Country."

Kathy and Wade Reece
Cornflake and Teddy Boy Reece

Scout

Scout was adopted 1 year ago from the Humane Society.  Her owners knew early on that she would eventually have to have surgery on her hip to remove the head of her femur from an old injury.  She would run and jump around the house, but she would mostly use her good leg.  Scout's owners had come home one day and noticed that she was less active ( which is very out of the ordinary for her) and she was in pain.  Her owners decided that it was time to have the surgery on her leg.

Scout recovered well from the surgery, but she still wasn't using her leg as much as expected.  Dr. Linzey suggested starting rehab with her.  Scout started coming to rehab twice per week, and her owners were doing exercises with her at home.  Her owners noticed that she started using her leg more often and she rarely held it up.  Scout enjoys coming to rehab where she gets a lot of attention, falls asleep during her ultrasound, and she is the poster dog of the treadmill.  Scout is now pain free and full of energy!