ADVANCED PHYSICAL REHABILITATION TREATMENT

Rehabilitation is the art of using physical manipulations and therapies rather than drugs to relieve pain, enhance healing, and improve function. Our veterinary rehabilitative plans are specially designed for the individual pet and his or her disease process or disability. The ultimate physical rehabilitation goals for your pet are comfort and his or her ability to accomplish daily tasks as normally as possible. The rewards include improved psychological state and quality of life for your pet and your family.

Kim MacDonald DVM, cVMA, CCRP

Dr. MacDonald received her Bachelor of Science from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia and is a graduate of the Atlantic Veterinary College. She completed her veterinary internship at Norwalk Veterinary and Emergency Referral Center. She joined Central Hospital as a Daytime Trauma and Emergency Clinician in 2008. Dr. MacDonald directs the Animal Rehabilitation Department at Central Hospital. She received her certification from the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine’s program of Canine Rehabilitation and is also certified in veterinary acupuncture.

Jill Bruno BS, CVT, CCRP

Jill Bruno is a certified veterinary technician. She also has been certified as a canine rehabilitation practitioner from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to her many years of veterinary experience, Jill has also been involved in breeding and showing dogs, agility work and various forms of dog training.

 

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Indications for Physical Rehabilitation:  
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spine or Back Problems
  • Nerve Injury
  • Pain Control
  • Joint Disease
  • Tendon, Ligament and Muscle Strain
  • Vestibular Disease
  • Wounds
Rehabilitation Treatment & Services:  
  • Underwater Therapy Rehabilitation
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Manual Veterinary Therapy
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound
  • Neuromuscular Electrostimulation
  • Pet Laser Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Shock Wave Treatment
Underwater Treatment Used For:  
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Post Operative Orthopedic and Neurologic Patients
  • Vestibular Disease
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Cervical Vertebral Instability (Wobbler’s)
  • Fibrocartilagenous Embolism
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Tendon, Ligament or Muscle Strain