At Jackson Animal Hospital, our goal is to help your pet recover as fast as possible, whether he or she is recovering from orthopedic surgery, musculoskeletal injury, or neurologic condition. Physical therapy is a great tool that can both shorten healing times and also allow animals to regain their full function. Like you, we want your pet to have the best quality of life possible, and resolving orthopedic pain can be a huge benefit to both you and your pet.
Two modalities of physical therapy offered at our hospital are a Hudson Aquatic water treadmill and a class 3B therapeutic laser.
Hudson Aquatic Underwater Treadmill:
Hydrotherapy has been used for decades to help both humans and animals recover from a wide range of conditions including traumatic injuries, post-surgical cases, obesity, and neurologic disease. The buoyancy and resistance created by water allow for the perfect medium whereby an animal with an injured limb or spine can exercise in a pain-free environment and can regain muscle mass and mobility – allowing for faster healing and a better quality of life. Patients can also improve on their range of motion, flexibility, strength, and conditioning; especially ones who have been injured and inactive for long periods of time.
For more information on Hudson Aquatic Treadmills and the benefits of hydrotherapy, please go to hudsonaquatic.com
Laser Therapy- Lumix Class 3B Laser:
Laser therapy, also called red light therapy, photobiomodulation therapy, and low-level laser therapy is a simple in-house procedure that reduces pain and inflammation and speeds recovery of bone, nerve, and soft tissue injuries.
For a full article on the subject, please visit: https://www.petmd.com/dog/care/laser-therapy-dogs
If you are interested in learning more about physical rehabilitation for your pet or have questions about our therapy options, please ask one of our veterinarians for more information or to schedule a consultation where we can visit with both you and your pet.
We offer a number of Orthopedic Services, Including TATE™ Canine Elbow Surgery, TPLO Surgery, Hip Replacement, Fractures, and more.
We offer all medical and surgical services ranging from routine vaccinations and spays and neuters to bloodwork, ultrasounds, radiographs, exploratory surgery, chemotherapy, MRI and CT scans.
At Jackson Animal Hospital, we specialize in all dental care, from routine cleanings to full mouth extractions, as we believe in the importance of dental health for your pet. Clean and disease free teeth will allow your pet to live a longer and healthier life.
Water therapy is an important tool to help animals rehabilitate from orthopedic injuries. We are proud to offer both a Hudson Aquatic Underwater Treadmill as well as a class 3B Laser to assist your pet in recovering to his or her full potential.