Physical rehabilitation for pets is a new and emerging field of veterinary medicine! As more people recognize the value of integrated and physical medicine for their own health, they see how it can benefit the health of their beloved cats and dogs. Rehabilitation for animals is similar to physical therapy in humans. A specialized, comprehensive exam will direct the specific treatment plan to rehabilitate your pet with possible goals of decreasing pain, enhancing function, increasing rates of recovery, and improving quality of life. It can be beneficial for patients of any age and activity level including puppies, geriatrics, post-operative patients, canine athletes, and working dogs, and can address a wide range of neurological and orthopedic diagnoses.
Common Conditions Treated
- Spinal issues such as intervertebral disc disease and fibrocartilagenous embolism
- Hip dysplasia
- Elbow dysplasia
- Patella luxation
- Cruciate ligament tear
- Post surgical (including TPLO, amputation, and others)
- Degenerative myelopathy/neuropathy
- Sports related injuries
- Vestibular disorders
- Geriatric or end of life pain management
- Muscle/tendon/ligament injuries
- Conditioning programs for athletes and working dogs
- Therapeutic exercise
- Laser therapy
- Manual therapy
- Pain management (supplements, medications, and treatments)
- Obesity management and nutritional counseling
- Cold Therapy and Heat Therapy
- Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy
Schedule An Appointment With The Honolulu Pet Clinic Today!
Dr. Meghan Barrett performs rehabilitation for companion animals at The Honolulu Pet Clinic. She is a certified canine rehabilitation therapist and also certified in veterinary medical acupuncture. To contact us for more information, please call (808) 593-9336. We look forward to hearing from you!