Middletown Veterinary Hospital is proud to offer
a Rehabilitation Program for our community’s precious pets!
Our rehabilitation team is passionate about the work they do, and their mission is to provide our canine clients the highest level of rehabilitation care, focusing on providing them with the best quality of life possible.
Our program offers a wide range of rehabilitative services, and each client receives a custom plan that is tailored to their specific needs.
Rehabilitative Services Include:
- Aquatic Therapy
- Underwater Treadmill
- Laser Therapy
- Land Exercises/ Stretches
- Personalized home exercise plan
How our Rehabilitation Program works: All clients will have a thorough initial exam with our Rehabilitation Veterinarian, Dr. Cheryl Burke DVM; CCRP. During the exam your pet will be observed for gait, strength, flexibility, joint mobility, etc. Our doctors will create an individualized treatment plan and follow up therapy sessions will be scheduled.
Any Middletown Veterinary Hospital client who is a senior dog 7-9 years old with difficulties rising, navigating stairs, or trouble getting around can be recommended by one of our vets for an initial rehab consultation and therapy plan recommendation from Dr. Burke.
Our senior rehab package will include 6 sessions. Sessions may include laser, manual therapies, underwater treadmill, home exercise plan, pain management plan, and weight loss plan if needed.
Post Operative ACL/CCL Recovery and Rehabilitation
Did you know that a torn ACL is the number one orthopedic injury in dogs? Our Rehab team at MVH is experienced and ready to assist your beloved pet optimize their healing and function! We are happy to consult and assist after surgery. The ACL treatment package is generally 6 visits. Schedule with Dr. Burke today!
Getting Back to Normal After Surgery
Rehab benefits all post-op patients but it is very important for dogs that have are athletic and for dogs who have other orthopedic or medical conditions. Rehabilitation therapy is part of offering the very best care for our patients. We generally like to see patients who are post-op on or around 4 weeks after surgery. We will confirm behavioral control of the patient and assess pain management and early healing. The rehab plan will include manual therapy, laser treatment, and ultimately some underwater treadmill work. We assign a home exercise plan and progress those efforts as the patient heals. Our goal is that by the time we have orthopedic healing of the bone/implants we are ready to have the patient resume much of their normal activities!
Our Rehabilitation Team:
Dr. Cheryl Burke
Susan Cushing, CCRVN
Rehabilitation Form – Download & Print
Please call us if you have any questions regarding our Rehabilitation Program.
One of our Rehabilitation team members will be happy to speak with you.