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Fur Times | March 28, 2020

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Does My Dog Need Physical Therapy?

Does My Dog Need Physical Therapy?
Jonathan Block, DVM CVA

Dogs and people often suffer from the same medical conditions. When it comes to diseases of the muscles, bones, joints and nerves, dogs, like people, respond remarkably well to physical therapy and rehabilitation programs that are developed to meet their individual needs.

 

Common conditions that that benefit from physical therapy alone or in combination with other surgical and/or medical intervention include:

Orthopedic Conditions

  • Soft Tissue Injuries (Sprains, Strains, Tendonitis)
  • Hip/Elbow dysplasia
  • Osteoarthritis/Degenerative joint disease
  • Osteochritis Dessicans
  • Patella luxation
  • Post-Operative conditions (Fracture repairs, Triple Pelvic Ostectomy, Femoral Head Osteotomy, Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture Repair, Total Hip Replacement)

Neurological Conditions

  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Fibrocartilagenous Emboli
  • Wobbler’s Syndrome
  • Weight Management
  • Senior Care
  • Conditioning/Athletics
  • Fun

If your dog has suffered from one of these conditions, is recovering from orthopedic surgery, or would benefit from swimming for fun and exercise, please feel free to contact The Worth Street Veterinary Center at 212-257-6900 to learn more about the benefits of physical therapy and rehabilitation.

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