Dog Physical Rehabilitation Therapy Waukesha - Eagle
Is your old dog moving slowly? Suffering from arthritis? Recovering from orthopedic surgery? Is your dog a competitive canine athlete suffering from a recent soft tissue injury? Prairie Animal Hospital is pleased to have our very own Waukesha veterinarian practicing dog physical rehabilitation therapy, Dr. Jaeger.
Dog physical rehabilitation therapy assist dogs recovering from injury, surgery or long-term chronic illnesses. Dr. Jaeger's physical rehabilitation therapy consists of veterinary laser therapy, joint mobilization and educating the pet owner with exercise consultations, allowing the dog to feel and perform better. Check out our post-surgical Pet Physical Rehabilitation Therapy Packages for additional savings on Waukesha dog care.
Waukesha Dog Physical Rehabilitation Therapy
- Assessment and diagnosis. Dr. Jaeger watches your dog move. She examines your dog for symmetry, swelling, pain or decreased function. Limb stretches will determine if specific muscles are suffering from pain and dysfunction.
- Manual therapy. Dr. Jaeger performs glides, compressions, distraction and movements of the joints and muscles.
- Physical rehabilitation therapy modalities. Low level (cold) laser therapy, electrical stimulation and thermal therapies.
- Pet owner education and therapeutic exercises. Dr. Jaeger and Karen work with you and your dog to design an at-home exercise program. We'll assign exercises designed to condition the whole dog while targeting specific problems. Our dog exercises include aerobic conditioning, strength training, range of motion and proprioceptive conditioning.
The same equipment and techniques used by human therapists can restore, maintain and improve the quality of your dog's life!
While prominently used to heal professional athletes, laser therapy is the hottest innovation in veterinary practice. Laser therapy utilizes laser light to stimulate the formation and release of the body's own chemical compounds and increase cellular energy. Veterinary laser therapy speeds healing, relieves pain and sets your dog's tail wagging again! Dr. Jaeger has returned a number of dachshunds from paralysis with veterinary laser treatment and other canine rehabilitation treatments WITHOUT HAVING TO PERFORM DOG SURGERY. The same healing benefits a physical therapist provides humans, Dr. Jaeger's pet physical rehabilitation therapy provides to dogs!