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Pewaukee Veterinary Service offers a rehabilitation center that is the first of its kind in Southeast Wisconsin! We offer many kinds of rehabilitation options and our staff has special training in canine anatomy, behavior, disabilities and treatment.
Under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey J. Schuett, DVM, Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Certified in Canine and Feline Practice, our rehabilitation center staff is comprised of licensed and certified professionals.
Should your pet need our rehabilitation services, you will be working directly with a member of our rehabilitation staff to ensure the finest care for your companion animalís rehabilitation and recovery.
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Our rehabilitation offerings include:
At Pewaukee Veterinary Service we provide the very best rehabilitation services in Southeastern Wisconsin.
Our rehabilitation center provides personalized programs to meet the unique needs of your dog. Whether your canine friend is recovering from a surgical procedure, is in need of pain relief, or requires muscular strengthening and cardiovascular conditioning, Pewaukee Veterinary Serviceís Rehabilitation Center is committed to ensuring your pet receives the highest quality care to minimize pain and speed the recovery process.
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Hydrotherapy is considered the cornerstone of canine rehabilitation. It is a vital part of a healing program because the benefits are significant. Exercise in our underwater treadmill can improve your dogís strength, flexibility, endurance, agility, function and well-being. It can also decrease healing time and pain.
Hydrotherapy is a flexible therapeutic modality, which can progress from buoyant to resistive exercise, even to vigorous activity levels, by varying the water depth, speed and duration. This modality is indicated in dogs that have musculoskeletal or neurological dysfunction, or anytime a dog has weakness, lameness, limited motion, proprioceptive disability or decreased weight bearing. This therapy is particularly effective as part of a post-operative program for orthopedic procedures. Hydrotherapy can also be a great resource to help overweight dogs in losing weight, which is crucial to their overall health and prevention of injury. The therapy is versatile, easy and fun!
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Low-level laser therapy is an advanced treatment for inflammatory or painful conditions in animals. The treatment accelerates the healing of injured tissue and helps to manage painful conditions such as arthritis, back pain, wounds or inflammatory conditions.
Canine Physical Therapy is the utilization of physical therapy skills in the valuation and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, neurological dysfunction and biomechanical abnormality in dogs. A physical therapist will evaluate your dog and develop an individualized treatment plan to improve their functional mobility, strength, range of motion and neurological status. The treatment plan may include manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, modalities, functional training and neuromuscular reeducation.
Clients will be educated about their petís condition, proper body mechanics and how to follow through on their petís exercise prescription and treatment plan at home.
Massage is manipulation of the soft tissues of the body. Massage is indicated for musculoskeletal dysfunction, pain/muscle soreness and circulatory problems. Therapists use various methods to achieve the desired effects.
Benefits may include:
by Dr. Ann-Margret Morgan
Veterinary Spinal Manipulation is helpful for animals having problems involving the joints, muscles and nerves. It addresses the nervous system, housed within the vertebral column or backbone. The spinal cord carries all the nerves that go to all tissues and organs of the body. These nerves exit the spinal column through areas between the vertebrae. When the vertebral bones are misalignedóeven very slightlyóthey affect the nerves and the flow of nervous energy. This causes nerve interference and can block the flow of energy much in the same way stepping on a hose obstructs the flow of water. Adequate nerve supply is vital to the proper functioning of the entire body. Veterinary Spinal Manipulation involves gently correcting these misalignments and restoring proper function to the nervous system. Left unchecked, these misalignments can lead to gait abnormalities, decreased mobility, muscle spasm, pain, muscle atrophy and weakness.
Misalignments of the spinal column can result from:
Spinal Manipulation is gentle and causes no discomfort to the animal. Response to treatment is seen within 2-3 adjustments.
by Dr. Ann-Margret Morgan
Many variables can influence health and disease in your pet. Diet, environment, exercise, genetics and lifestyle all play a role in your petís longevity and vitality. When any of these factors negatively affect your petís health, disease can result. Nutrition and herbs can influence health in a variety of ways.
Use nutritional and herbal therapies to:
Nutritional supplement may assist the healing process and help restore balance to the body. Supplementation may also alleviate clinical symptoms such as pain, inflammation and lethargy, to improve your petís overall quality of life, comfort and wellbeing. Using nutritional and herbal supplementation in conjunction with other treatments can maximize response to therapy. It may also provide additional options for treatment when drug therapies may be harmful to the patient. The ultimate goal of nutritional/herbal therapy is to maximize health and wellness.