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Veterinary Rehabilitation: A Valuable Tool for Pet Health

Lucerne_iStock_000019808130_LargeDid you know that Lucerne Veterinary Hospital offers veterinary rehabilitation therapy as part of our offerings to our pet patients? Pet rehab therapy is very similar to human physical therapy, and is an integral part in the management of any orthopedic procedure or chronic condition in the veterinary world.

What is Veterinary Rehabilitation?

Physical rehabilitation is a common modality for treating injury or disease, and to decrease pain. This may involve decreasing inflammation and muscle spasms and increasing strength and range of motion. A veterinarian who has been trained in veterinary rehabilitation understands the relationships between muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, and nerves within the body and is able work with the pet to encourage healing and pain relief. Continue…

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