Rehabilitation Therapy for Pets Newburgh Vet Hospital

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Rehabilitation Therapy for Pets Newburgh Vet Hospital

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Rehabilitation Services Trained Rehabilitation Therapist About Dr.Flanagan Dr. Melissa Flanagan has gone through training in physical rehabilitation. She has studied the various modalities and techniques with the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. She truly enjoys helping animals recover from things as simple as post-operative care to more serious debilitating diseases. Laser Therapy Laser stands for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.” Lasers are commonly divided into therapeutic lasers or medical lasers. The light from the laser is applied to the affected area and influences cell or tissue functions. Low-level laser therapy LLLT is simply the stimulation of tissue with low energy lasers to achieve a therapeutic effect.

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Therapeutic Massage Therapeutic massage is usually performed in conjunction with other modalities to enhance the effects. Therapeutic massage can improve circulation reduce muscle knots and spasms reduce pain and reduce anxiety or stress. There are several techniques used in canine massage therapy. The various techniques can be used to target a specific area or desired benefit depending on the patient that is being treated. In Water Treadmill Ferno System Hydrotherapy has been proven effective in both equine and human rehabilitation for more than fifteen years and has quickly gained acceptance in the canine world since its first use in 1998. The water buoyancy decreases excessive force on the joints and provides resistance throughout the range of motion and provides the ability to strengthen the patients muscles. The temperature in our hydro-treadmill stays between 94-98 F. The warm water assists in pain reduction increases blood flow and circulation and helps with the elasticity of soft tissue. The water height is easily adjustable and is regulated to accommodate different sized animals and their specific needs.

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1716 Route 300 Newburgh NY 12550 Phone: 845 564-2660 www.newburghvet.com

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