Immobilization or disuse of a limb or limbs has been associated with increased pain, prolonged recoveries and higher frequencies of re injury. Reduced activity can lead to joint stiffness, muscle atrophy, generalized weakness as well as decreased flexibility. Physical therapy in human patients is common and well accepted and dates back to post WW1. In Europe equine and canine rehab has been mainstream since the mid 80s.

     Veterinary Rehabilitation involves the use of specific non-invasive manual treatments and modalities to rehabilitate injured and debilitated animal patients.

     Massage therapy helps relax tissues, increase circulation and loosen tight soft tissues, thereby decreasing pain and improving muscle and joint biomechanics.

     Specific therapeutic exercises are used to enhance proprioception and balance, increase range of motion and target muscle strengthening and overall conditioning.

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