Rehabilitation is focused on restoring mobility and fitness to our canine companions, keeping them as fit, active and pain free for as long as possible. It involves a mixture of life style changes, physical modalities (such as laser or PEMF), manual therapies (such as chiropractic and trigger point therapy), theraputic exercises and medications. Finding the correct blend is as much an art as a science and it needs to be reassessed and modified on a regular basis.
Chiropractic care aims to promote the body’s inherent ability to heal by ensuring that the nervous system is functioning normally and without impedence. Typically impedence occurs in the motion units of the spine and the limbs. In a chiropractic exam we search for areas of reduced mobility and restore them to normal motion using a quick, small amplitude thrust known as an adjustment. Chiropractic care is especially effective for conditions of the nerves and the musculoskeletal system such as back pain, muscle spasm and nerve dysfunction.
Laser therapy enhances the bodies natural ability to heal. When a beam of appropriate wavelength light is focused into tissues the cells absorb photons (particles of energy). This causes biological changes within the cell that result in improved and accelerated healing, reduced pain, reduced inflammation and improved nerve function. Laser can be used for many conditions including osteoarthritis, injuries to tendons, ligaments and muscles and spinal conditions.
At Canine Rehabilitation Canberra we focus on a holistic and multi- modal approach to your dog’s mobility issues. Our goal is to give them the best quality of life and realise their full potential. We work with you to keep your dog as fit, active and pain-free as possible, for as long as possible.
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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
Vera T and Tigger
"Tigger’s lameness in his hindquarters was one if the most trying times we have gone through. The desperation and helplessness we felt is hard to forget. Then we found you and you performed a miracle and we got our Tigger back. I will be forever grateful for your amazing ability and knowledge as well as the empathy you showed us.”
Cora G and Dahlia
“Thank you for making Dahlia’s last months so happy and comfortable. She was running around like a puppy again and it was wonderful to see!”
Rohan B and Jake
“When the vet suggested we might have to amputate Jake’s leg we were horrified. He may not walk on it perfectly and it does knuckle sometimes but your treatment has enabled him to use it again. As we watch him pottering in the garden we are forever grateful that our dear old boy is still happy smelling the flowers!”
Kevin and Kerry
"The result of the program has been amazing. Simply put he is a different dog and is showing improvement every day. No problem getting up and he is walking very well. My main problem is stopping him doing too much!"