Active Pet Rehabilitation builds rehabilitation and exercise programs for pets on veterinary referral to assist in recovery from injury, disease, and weight or age-related problems.
Carmel Jane Keylock Owner
Email: [email protected]
Providing mobility solutions for veterinary patients.
Active Pet Rehabilitation has one purpose – to help vets and owners restore pets to functional mobility after accidents or disease.
We take pet owners’ lifestyles into consideration and build a treatment and exercise plan to bring their pets back to normal as fast as possible.
Active Pet Rehabilitation is an entirely independent service with no obligation to any food or drug manufacturer.
Why use rehabilitation therapies?
- Reduce pain to restore normal movement
- Improve stability and stamina to exercise with owners
- All this leads to improves surgical outcomes and more client love for your practice
Post-operative cases that benefit from rehabilitation therapies include:
- Excision Arthroplasty following legge perthes disease, hip dysplasia or trauma
- Cruciate ligament repair surgery using all techniques
- Growth deformities (or post-trauma cases) with external fixation
- Joint fracture cases, where stability and mobility are paramount
- Spinal surgery cases
The sooner rehabilitation therapies are used, the better the success rate for recovery.
Services provided directly to veterinary practices
- Referred patient reports following initial assessment and at regular intervals throughout treatment (these will be provided via your preferred method and frequency when possible)
- Free telephone advice on rehabilitation for specific cases.
- Handouts for clients booked for rehabilitation.
- Practice talks about the benefits of pain assessment, rehabilitation, and basic techniques veterinary staff can use.
Patients will only be seen on referral. It is up to you whether you use the online form, a phone conversation, or an email to start the process.
Rehabilitation techniques available include:
- Massage including trigger point and acupressure
- Stretching and joint mobilization
- Passive range of movement exercises
- Body awareness techniques to improve gait and muscle strength
- Active exercise plans – individually designed for each patient
- Hydrotherapy/Aqua treadmill
Electrical therapies which may be used, if appropriate, include:
- Phototherapy Laser
- Neuro-muscular stimulation/T.E.N.S.
- Pulsed Electro-magnetic Field
Rehabilitation for your patients needn’t be cost-prohibitive for owners. Many cases can be managed with initial assessment and advice, then telephone updates.
588 Stirling Highway, Osborne Park, WA, 6012
173 High Road, Willetton, WA, 6155
Facilities include all our usual outpatient services, as well as:
- gait patterning on a land treadmill,
- spacious kennels for day patients and
- easy access for disabled patients.
We work hard to make pets’ recovery easier. No apologies, we put your patients first.