Physical Rehabilitation Therapy
Healing the bodies of animals, and the spirits of their owners.
Physical Rehabilitation at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware is performed by two skilled veterinarians and an experienced rehabilitation technician. Our focus is the restoration of dogs and cats to full or near full function of daily living through physical movement and advanced treatment.
Veterinary-directed programs are designed to:
- Prepare for surgery by strengthening,
- Provide pain management after surgery, injury or illness,
- Preserve joint function and muscle mass,
- Achieve pain-free mobility in patients suffering from arthritis and degenerative joint disease,
- Strengthen mobility and functionality in highly active or stressed animal athletes.
The VSCD Physical Rehabilitation team uses Class IV laser therapy to treat a bulging disk in a geriatric dog. Goggles are worn as protection from rays.
The VSCD Physical Rehabilitation team works one-on-one with owners to set goals, hopes, and expectations and a targeted timeframe. Each program combines in-office therapeutic therapies in conjunction with at-home exercises.
Our family-oriented veterinarians, Drs. Carrie Althouse and Natalie Campbell, have more than 25 years of combined experience in veterinary medicine and believe in practical, compassionate care for our patients and their families. They approach pet wellness with the ultimate goal of optimizing quality of life for our pets and the people who love them.
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Available services and modalities include:
- Cold Laser Therapy - Class IV laser
- Therapeutic massage
- Electrical stimulation
- Therapeutic ultrasound
- Therapeutic exercise & treadmill
- Client education and support
Carrie Althouse, DVM, CCRP
Natalie Campbell, VMD, CCRP