CanineTech Rehab is a referring practice for veterinary clinics in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region providing physical rehabilitation services for canines that have injuries, pain, joint dysfunction, are post-surgical or have degenerative diseases such as arthritis. Our clients return to their referring veterinarian for general care. We provide assessment findings to the referring veterinarian, as well as regular progress notes and a discharge report. Click here for a list of conditions treated.
Canine Rehab is based on the same principles as physiotherapy for humans. Physiotherapy is a health care profession which helps to restore, maintain and maximize strength, function, movement and overall well-being through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention. Your canine rehab therapist will provide an individualized program for your dog. The treatment may consist of hands-on manual therapy, pain relieving modalities (Ultrasound, heat/cold packs, acupuncture), specific exercises and education.
Laser Phototherapy or Low Level Laser Therapy is a cold laser treatment. It is a form of phototherapy involving the application of monochromatic and coherent light to injuries or lesions to help stimulate the healing process. It is used to increase the speed, quality and tensile strength of tissue repair, decrease inflammation and provide pain relief. It can be used to treat many common disorders, acute or chronic, or used as acupuncture point stimulation. Laser therapy can be used to treat muscle, tendon, ligament, connective tissue, bone and skin tissue.