Rehabilitation

Fitter Critters provides individualized programs designed for your animal companion. Rehabilitation improves function, speeds recovery time and reduces complications following surgery, injury or debilitating medical illness.


Gentle stretching exercises, range of motion exercises, as well as other modalities including, custom braces, laser, balance ball, resistance bands, ultrasound, iontophoresis and electrical stimulation for muscles or pain are offered at our canine rehabilitation center. Owners are taught massage and bodywork which are essential components of a rehabilitation program.


Rehabilitation is helpful when used with:
Orthopedic surgery

Preoperative Conditioning
Spinal Cord Surgery

Accidents
Neurologic Conditions

Cancer
Arthritis

Bladder and Bowel Incontinence
Sight and Hearing Impairments


 

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Home
Exercises
Aquatic
Therapy
Body
Work

At Fitter Critters we design, custom home exercise programs to fit your dogs needs, whether it be weight bearing, strengthening, gait-retraining, a combination of these, or cross-training for the canine athlete.

Fitter Critters offers canine swimming (aquatic therapy) in the comfort of our heated indoor canine fitness jet pool or our underwater treadmill.

Bodywork is an essential component of treatment at Fitter Critters. At each treatment session, during rest periods a therapist will provide soft tissue manipulation.

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Therapeutic Modalities

Sometimes therapeutic equipment can help enhance and speed recovery. In this case Fitter Critters offers several state-of-the-art modalities.

Balance
Equipment Work

At Fitter Critters different balance equipment is used in certain rehab cases to improve core strength, balance, coordination, sensory and proprioceptive stimulation, neuromuscular facilitation, and joint alignment.

Wheel
Carts

Wheeled carts offer the gift of mobility for some differently-abled companions. At Fitter Critters we obtain measurements so a custom cart can be built for your dog.

Veterinarian approval is required prior to initiating a comprehensive rehabilitation program.