The Initial Assessment consists of a thorough health history as well as a physical evaluation including gait analysis, active movements, range of motion and function of the whole body. Since animals use four legs it is important to consider both the front and hind end when assessing an injury. Like Physiotherapy, the assessment helps the Therapist to identify problem areas related to the injury and helps to form a treatment plan of action.
Treatment may involve a variety of techniques such as:
soft tissue techniques
myofascial Release (MFR)
Intramuscular stimulation/ Dry Needling
exercise + education
Common conditions treated with Animal Rehabilitation include:
changes in mobility
degenerative disease such as arthritis.
Animal Rehabilitation Therapists work under the direction and supervision of your referring Veterinarian. This means that we will communicate with your Veterinarian to discuss the best plan of action and work as a team to improve the quality of life of your loved one.
Kemptville Canine Centre provides Animal Rehabilitation services with patients returning to their referring Veterinarian for general care. We ask that you please bring a referral from your Veterinarian for Animal Rehabilitation.
Your appointment time is reserved just for you. A late cancellation or missed visit leaves a hole in the therapists' day that could have been filled by another client. As such, we require 24 hours notice for any cancellations or changes to your appointment. Patients who provide less than 24 hours notice, or miss their appointment, will be charged a $25 cancellation fee.