This physical therapist and certified canine rehabilitation practitioner discusses canine physical therapy and demonstrates underwater treadmill therapy in a German shorthaired pointer with a partial cranial cruciate ligament tear and a German shepherd dog with type II intervertebral disc disease and hip dysplasia.
Seattle — Just over two years ago, Dr. Mark Dedomenico, MD, a renowned cardiovascular surgeon with a passion for developing elite equine athletes, opened one of the nation's most luxurious and state-of-the-art equine training and rehabilitation facilities.
After an orthopedic procedure, it is common to have a convalescent period of weeks to months before recovery is attained. Physical rehabilitation may help patients achieve maximum recovery. Physical therapy is also valuable for easing chronic pain in pets.