We truly believe that providing your pet with the best that modern veterinary medicine has to offer is our mission. This means that we also must support you and your pet during recovery from surgery or injury and manage chronic orthopedic and neurologic conditions.

Medications can help reduce pain and treat a number of conditions and our diagnostic resources can help monitor your pet’s recovery from surgery or an injury, but they must be integrated with an effective rehabilitation program. This is why Society Hill Veterinary Hospital offers comprehensive rehabilitation and fitness services through the Whole Animal Gym, just a block from our office. Their services include laser therapy, acupuncture, ultrasound and underwater treadmill options, among others.

The Benefits of Veterinary Physical Therapy

The goals of our rehabilitation and fitness services are to decrease pain, speed recovery, and maximize overall health and wellbeing. This means if your pet suffers from an orthopedic or neurologic condition, is undergoing surgery, recovering from injury, or simply requires health and wellness work, he or she would benefit from our rehabilitation program.

The benefits include:

  • Faster healing and shorter recovery time after surgery
  • Less pain
  • Muscular strength and flexibility
  • Increased joint range of motion
  • Improved muscular and cardiovascular endurance
  • Maximized athletic potential and performance
  • Improved management of chronic disease
  • Enhanced quality of life
  • And in some cases, physical therapy can help avoid surgery and reduce the risk of certain injuries and orthopedic and neurological conditions.

Our Veterinary Rehabilitation & Fitness Services

Society Hill Veterinary Hospital’s specially trained rehabilitation practitioner is very adept at developing a balanced therapeutic regimen for your dog designed to maximize the beneficial effects of the therapies offered. Often, the plan for your pet will include a portfolio of exercises and therapies within the following service areas:

Therapeutic exercise will help improve and promote:

  • Muscular strength and flexibility
  • Increased joint range of motion
  • Weight loss and conditioning

Our underwater treadmill uses warm water to create low-impact resistance and is helpful with:

  • Improving circulation
  • Improving muscle strength and endurance
  • Allowing early intervention after surgery or injury to promote faster recovery
  • And managing chronic orthopedic and neurological conditions.

Neuromuscular stimulation helps:

  • Prevent post-operative muscle degeneration
  • Muscle tone and strength
  • Heal damaged muscles after injury
  • Improve blood circulation to the affected area
  • And reduce pain