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Pet Fit Animal Rehabilitation

Welcome

Welcome to Pet Fit

Pet Fit is an Animal Rehabilitation Practice specializing in the musculoskeletal care of pets.

Pets with sudden injuries or long-term degenerative conditions that affect joints, bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves, can benefit from Physical Rehabilitation.

What is Animal Rehabilitation?

Animal Physical Rehabilitation adapts different manual techniques and modalities used by Physical therapists in human patients and applies the same techniques to animals. It can promote a more rapidly recovery from neurological or orthopedic disorders and surgery, helping to avoid complications associated with prolonged rest.

What are the Benefits of Rehabilitation?

  • Reduce pain
  • Promote healing
  • Restore and maintain movement
  • Build muscle mass
  • Increase cardiovascular fitness
  • Combat obesity
  • Improve physical condition in sporting and working dogs
  • Assist with selection of carts and braces

Taking your pet’s care to the next level!

Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Geriatric Rehabilitation

Neurologic Rehabilitation

Sports Medicine and Fitness

Weight Loss Program

1-901-405-5385 petfitrehab@att.net

What is Neurologic Rehabilitation?

Neurological Rehabilitation is a doctor-supervised program designed for people with diseases, trauma, or disorders of the nervous system. Neurological Rehabilitation can often improve function, reduce symptoms, and improve the well being of the patient.

The Neurologic Rehabilitation Program

A neurologic rehabilitation program is designed to meet the needs of the pet, depending on the specific problem or disease.

The goal is to help the patient return to the highest level of function and independence possible, while improving the overall quality of life.

In order to help reach these goals, the neurologic rehabilitation program for pets includes:

  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Bladder and bowel assistance and retraining
  • Activities to improve mobility, muscle control, gait(walking), and balance
  • Exercise programs to improve movement, prevent or decrease weakness caused by lack of use, to increase muscle strength, and maintain range of motion
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Help with assistive devices (wheelchairs)
  • Pain management

Neurologic Conditions Treated

  • Back injuries

  • Peripheral Nerve injuries

  • Neuromuscular diseases

  • Degenerative Myelopathy

  • Fibrocartilaginous Emboli

  • Cauda Equina Syndrome

  • Vestibular disorders

Treatments used in Neurologic Rehabilitation

Joint Traction

Joint traction is a form of proprioception. It occurs when there is tension, pull or traction placed on a joint. It is very important for developing body awareness. It also can be very calming for the nervous system.

Proprioception Neuromuscular Techniques

They are used to enhance and create movement in areas where the neurological system has been compromised. It is also excellent for targeting specific muscle groups, and as well as to increase flexibility. It also improves muscular strength.

Sensory Integration Techniques

Sensory integration is a natural process used by the body to interpret sensory information. Normally, the various senses work together in unison. This helps animals navigate the surroundings. Most sensory integration techniques do work on stimulating the nervous system to improve balance and proprioception.

Neurodevelopmental Techniques

Focuses on the abilities of the patient to carry out efficient posture and movement patterns while avoiding abnormal patterns.