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Canine Rehabilitation Therapy

Quality of Life for our Patients

A dog being examined

Rehab can often include a combination of at-home exercises that we can review with you, as well as conduct therapeutic strengthening exercises and different modalities (such as laser therapy or shock wave therapy). We will often make a plan for weight loss if necessary and multimodal drug therapy.

The goals of rehab therapy:

Achieving the highest level of function, independence, and quality of life possible for that patient. Some benefits of rehab in our canine patients include: increased strength and endurance, reduced pain, increased speed of recovery post-surgery, and improved quality of movement.

Rehab can be a nice way to complement traditional pharmacological management of chronic conditions. It can also be used as an alternative for our patients who cannot tolerate traditional drugs used for pain management and arthritis.

Some of the modalities that we employ are:

A happy dog after a session
  • Balance board: Balance board exercises can assist in the restoration of stability and proprioception, as well as early weight bearing following back, rear limb, or front limb injury. It can also improve balance and coordination.
  • Physio ball stretching: We use these to stretch and provide low-impact rear limb strengthening exercises. It also helps to relax the spine and loosen the muscles.
  • Muscle strengthening exercises: Exercises that aim to rebuild muscle mass.

Some of the equipment that we use:

  • Laser Therapy: Laser therapy is the use of light (typically infrared) energy to stimulate tissue repair and provide pain management. Laser therapy may alleviate muscle and joint discomfort, relieve symptoms of arthritis, relax muscle spasms and increase blood flow to an area, helping injuries to heal.
  • Shock Wave Therapy: Shock Wave therapy is the application of short, intense sound waves to a specific site to stimulate healing. It is used for the treatment of arthritis, tendon injuries, ligament damage, scar tissue, non-healing fractures or wounds, and other musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Underwater Treadmill: This type of therapy can decrease recovery time from surgery, decrease pain, and increase mobility and strength. Being in the after reduces pressure on your pet's joints, and improves muscle strength, cardiovascular endurance, and range of motion.
A dog receiving laser therapy
A dog on the underwater treadmill
A dog on the underwater treadmill

Pricing

  • Initial rehab consults 60min - $140
  • Underwater Treadmill up to 30min - $60
  • Floor exercises only 30min - $50
  • Home exercises 10min - $25
  • Full rehab session includes (laser, shockwave, treadmill, floor exercises) 60 min - $75

If you are interested in starting rehab therapy for your pet please contact Allandale Veterinary Rehab at (512) 551-3041 to set up an initial rehab consultation appointment.

We look forward to helping your pet feel its best throughout all life stages!

We’ve been taking our various cats to Allandale for about 25 years now, and have always received thoughtful and attentive care. They are professional, caring, and supportive. They have helped with many serious illnesses and, when it was time, crossings over the rainbow bridge. They have helped our kitties lead proactive, healthy lives. Highly recommended.”
— Melinda R.
Allandale Veterinary is lovely. The experience I have is they take care of you and they take care of your best buddy. I'm happy to report they have lots of ways to help keep your best buddy calm and okay which helps you stay calm and okay. Super empathy and good communication skills. We love them! Been a client since 2011.”
— Andrea W.
First in person/pet visit in 16 months. Dr. Baker and staff highly professional, efficient and friendly. I've been bringing all my animals to Dr. Baker more than 15 years.”
— Judith B.
Dr Baker is simply amazing and so compassionate with animals and people”
— ADR Events
Always friendly and knowledgeable staff who take good care of your furry loved ones”
— Joe
I take my elderly client's pets to Allendale Vet Clinic. They are so very kind and communicate with her to check on how her dudes are doing after surgery or procedures. All the staff are friendly and efficient!”
— Mercy I.
I don't think I could've found a better clinic for my fearful, untrusting dog. They are WONDERFUL with him, as he came to me with some issues. They are so patient and are able to get everything done that needs to be done with him. They always go over what he needs or doesn't necessarily need to be done at that time, and explains the costs beforehand. I couldn't be more pleased with everybody at this clinic!!”
— Cher T.
They did a great job taking care of our cat and fixing up his teeth. He's much happier now.”
— David D.