Northwest Pet Clinic is proud to provide Rehabilitation Services. We are one of the few practices with both a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) and a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant (CCRA). Our very own Dr. Audrey Christensen, DVM, CCRP is passionate about improving pets quality of life through physical therapy and laser therapy. Much like physical therapy human patients receive, pet rehabilitation entails the use of manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, and state-of-the-art equipment to properly manage pain and physical limitations caused by age, illness, or injury.
Each pet receives a treatment plan unique to their physical goals and needs. Our CCRA, David Constanza, performs many of these therapeutic sessions with experience and finesse.
- Weakness and Stiffness Due to Aging
- Joint Pain
- Hip/Elbow Dysplasia
- Fracture Repairs
- Athletic Injuries
- Post-Surgery Pain, Inflammation, and Complications
Therapeutic Exercise: Therapeutic exercise is used to improve flexibility and balance, decrease pain and discomfort caused by arthritic joints, and improve some neurological conditions.
Post-Operative Care: Post-Operative Care enhances healing and recovery times, strengthens muscles and joints, and alleviates the stress of being confined to limited space and activity during recovery.
Body Conditioning: Body Conditioning helps pets meet or maintain their ideal weight. It is also a fun way to prepare athletic or working pets for future intensive physical activities.
Therapeutic Laser: Laser enhances healing while reducing pain and inflammation in your pet. It is non-invasive and each session usually takes just a few minutes.
Heat and Cold Therapy: Massage Therapy relieves tension in muscles while increasing blood flow. This will alleviate inflammation, increase your pet’s comfort level, and decrease recovery time.
Massage Therapy: Heat Therapy helps to increase blood flow and decrease stiffness in joints, making your pet more comfortable during physical rehabilitation. While Cold Therapy is done post-intensive physical exertion to help reduce inflammation and prevent soreness.
Dr. Audrey Christensen, DVM, CCRP and Rehabilitation Technician David Costanza, CCRA are two of the few Veterinary Professionals to undergo extra schooling to be Certified Canine Rehabilitation Professionals. Together they ensure your pet receives individualized treatment.