Acupuncture is a technique used to stimulate specific points on the body by inserting thin needles through the skin. Part of a comprehensive physical rehabilitation and/or pain management program, it can be used in treatment of osteoarthritis, myofascial disease, generalized pain, intervertebral disc disease, and paresis/paralysis.
From the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association:
Veterinary Chiropractic is the science, art and philosophy concerned with good health through restoration and maintenance of a properly functioning neuromusculoskeletal system, without the use of drugs or surgery.
Veterinary Chiropractic care is a manual therapy, which can be used for many health and performance problems. It focuses on the biomechanical dysfunction of the spine and its effect on the entire nervous system throughout the body.
Heat and Cold Therapy
Heat and cold therapy can be used to help relieve pain and sore muscles, treat acute injuries, and promote circulation.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy uses concentrated oxygen at increased pressures to allow the oxygen to diffuse into tissues. Increased oxygen may help tissues heal at a faster rate.
Low-Level Laser Therapy
Laser therapy is a form of light therapy used for the treatment of osteoarthritis and muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries, as well as wound repair, bone healing, and pain relief.
MLS Laser Therapy
Laser therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light to treat painful and debilitating conditions, such as arthritis, disc disease, inflammation, and more.
VSCR promotes multimodal pain management for the best pain control with fewer side effects. Pharmaceutical and complementary modalities are recommended based on the pet’s individual needs.
Reiki (rā-kē), which literally means “spiritual energy,” is a natural way to help pets and animals of all shapes and sizes feel better. This gentle, hands-on therapy does no harm to your pet and can help promote deep relaxation and restore balance to his/her body.
Shockwave therapy is the use of high-energy shockwaves at the cellular level to accelerate healing, improve blood flow, and provide pain relief.
Strength and Conditioning
The ideal conditioning program prepares the body for optimal shape and strength and maintains the body at this level. At the same time, the conditioning program works to minimize the damage that occurs during activity or performance.
Stretching and Range of Motion
Stretching and range of motion exercises are great ways to keep dogs fit and flexible, and they also help with pain, joint degeneration, and more as pets recover from illness or surgery.
Synovetin OA is a revolutionary one-time minimally invasive injection that has been proven to relieve pain and reduce inflammation up to one year for the treatment of canine osteoarthritis. Learn more here.
Therapeutic massage for animals is a type of manual therapy used to maintain and improve physical and mental health.
Therapeutic Ultrasound and Electrical Stimulation
Therapeutic ultrasound harnesses ultrasonic waves, which, at varying frequencies, penetrate into affected muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints to increase blood circulation and promote healing. Electrical stimulation provides comfort by blocking pain pathways, soothing aching joints, and relaxing muscles.
The underwater treadmill is a form of hydrotherapy. It utilizes the properties of water, such as buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure, viscosity, and resistance, to improve physiological function.