Rehabilitation

Whether your pet prefers running, playing ball, dock diving, hiking a mountain, or simply enjoying your companionship we will efficiently and effectively get your pet back to their old self, Our team of rehabilitation therapists and veterinary medical professionals will coach you through a comprehensive plan that is safe and appropriate for your pet. Innovative sports medicine and performance enhancement programs based on the principles of Optimum Performance Training

  • Intensive neuro-rehabilitation
  • Pro-active orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Dynamic aquatic therapy and fitness featuring theOasis Canine Underwater Treadmill and SwimEx OS400 Current Resistance Pool
  • Progressive conditioning and weight management programs
  • Revolutionary orthotics, prosthetics, and assistive devices on approved cases.
  • Flexible inpatient, outpatient, and day rehabilitation

What is Optimum Performance Training?
Optimum Performance Training is a comprehensive program based on current scientific research, traditionally applied to human athletes and now modified by us for our canine and feline friends.  Our rehabilitation methods and techniques are evidence-based and yet individually-focused, with a “whole”-istic and positive approach.  The goals of our team are:

  • to improve muscular flexibility
  • to enhance cardiorespiratory efficiency for better endurance
  • to promote core strength for balance, symmetry, and more efficient postures and movements
  • to improve speed
  • to enhance agility
  • to promote strength and power
  • to reduce pain and discomfort
  • to accelerate healing and recovery from injury and surgery
  • to return to play, work, and life

What services do you provide?
MASH Physical Rehabilitation & Fitness provides specialized rehabilitation programs focused on you and your pet’s individual needs.  The objective functional and gait analysis provided during the initial rehabilitation session allows us to help you, an integral member of our team, to set appropriate and reasonable goals for your pet. Whether in preparation for a specific competitive event or trial or for return to their normal self your pet will be basking in your attention and living for their next walk.  We offer manual therapy services, providing soft tissue, joint and, in certain cases, spinal mobilization techniques for improved range of motion, alignment, and pain relief.  We also provide comprehensive modalities, including therapeutic ultrasound, phonophoresis, electrical stimulation, therapeutic cold laser, and thermo- and cryotherapies. Our aquatic therapy and fitness program included our new Oasis Canine Underwater Treadmill designed to compliment our existing SwimEx Current Resistance Pool. A  therapeutic exercise program, developed with you and your pet in mind, including a comprehensive home exercise program that helps during the intervals between appointments, and are necessity to achieving predetermined goals.

What should I expect on my first visit?
If possible, download and complete the admissions paperwork prior to your appointment and bring it with you.  If this is not possible, the paperwork can be completed on your arrival.  You will be escorted to our consultation room and our rehabilitation assistant will gather information from you and your pet, taking vital signs, if necessary.  We will then review your pet’s history and your goals for seeking rehabilitation services.  Often, we will have already consulted with your primary care or specialty veterinarian. We will perform your pet’s comprehensive objective functional and gait analysis, including measurement of range of motion, strength, and flexibility, among other physical assessments.  The rehabilitation assistant will coordinate with you to establish a complete rehabilitation home exercise program.  Our team always reviews this treatment plan with your primary care or specialty veterinarian following your first visit.

Do I need a referral from my veterinarian for rehabilitation?
Yes, rehabilitation services are provided only upon referral from a veterinarian.  If you do not have a referral, but are interested in our rehabilitation services, feel free to contact our office and we will help to coordinate this referral from your primary care veterinarian or the specialty veterinarian that you designate.

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