4104 Liberty Hwy

Anderson, SC 29621

Rehabilitation Therapy

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Rehabilitation Therapy
Britt Carr Benson, DVM

Rehabilitation Therapy has become an integral part of treating and managing numerous conditions in animals.  The most common indications for Rehabilitation Therapy include orthopedic injury (joint and soft tissue), neurological conditions, osteoarthritis, post surgical, performance issues, and weight reduction.  The goal of rehabilitation therapy is to achieve the highest level of function and quality of life possible for the patient.

The Rehabilitation Therapy Team at The Animal Hospital at Liberty Highway is certified in animal rehabilitation and will work closely with your pet’s primary care and specialty veterinarians. They will design a treatment program that is specifically tailored to meet your pet’s needs. This multimodal approach provides greater opportunity for a successful outcome.

Commonly Used Rehabilitation Therapy Modalities:

Manual and Massage Therapy

are performed in a relaxing environment using various gentle techniques to improve range of motion, promote healing, decrease swelling, increase flexibility, prevent/reduce adhesions, and reduce pain.

Laser Therapy

uses light energy to improve circulation, reduce pain, and accelerate and improve healing of soft tissue and bone.

Therapeutic Ultrasound

uses sound waves to accelerate healing, aid in tissue regeneration, reduce swelling, reduce muscle spasm, improve range of motion, and reduce pain.

Therapeutic Exercise

is an essential component of most rehabilitation therapy plans and tailored specifically to each patient.  Therapeutic exercise programs are used to help improve strength, range of motion, balance, comfort, and function.

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)

uses a gentle electrical current to stimulate local tissues to facilitate use of a muscle to prevent disuse muscle atrophy and improve function.

Transcutaneous Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (TENS)

uses a gentle electrical current to decrease pain and inflammation in joints and tissues.

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF)

is used to stimulate healing in soft tissues and bone and also has been reported to help reduce anxiety.

The Animal Hospital At Liberty Highway

The Animal Hospital at Liberty Highway knows that your relationship with your furry friend is what counts.  When your pet is sick or hurt you want to do everything you can to help!  When your pet is well you want to keep him that way! For medical, surgical, dental, or wellness care we are here to diagnose, treat and educate you to have the best possible relationship with your pet.

4104 Liberty Highway, Anderson SC, 29621

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