Canine Physical Rehabilitation

Canine physical rehabilitation is an emerging field in veterinary medicine. Just as in human medicine, rehabilitation has been shown to improve mobility, decrease pain, increase strength, and improve quality of life.

In our practice, we care for pets of all ages whose quality of life could be improved through our physical rehabilitation services — geriatric dogs with arthritis, dogs with unrepaired cruciate injuries, animals with neurologic deficits, and those with back and neck pain. And with 53% of our nation’s dogs classified as overweight or obese, our overweight patients can greatly benefit, too.

We have a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) on staff. Our equipment includes a canine treadmill, wobble board, rocker board, balance pad, physioballs, leg weights, hurdles, resistance bands, and a giant disc.

If your dog appears to be in pain, is aging or just seems to be slowing down, physical rehabilitation could be very beneficial. Please ask our doctors about our canine rehabilitation program and your pet’s needs.

“I want you to know how much I appreciated everything you did for Scooter. You gave him a better quality of life for his last 2 years and I will be forever grateful.”

Cynthia, Longmeadow

“You are blessed with a wonderful gift, Dr. Thomson, not only in your expertise as a surgeon but in the way you interact with people.”

Beth, Hatfield

“Thank you for your insightful guidance. To enter Riverbend is to understand its overriding purpose immediately.”

Norman, Plainfield

“I’ve been to four different vets in the area looking for the one place that cares about my pup as much as I do. I found that place at Riverbend! I have been blown away by their level of professionalism, kindness, empathy and support. I will be forever thankful!”

Michael, Northampton

“Lovely place and friendly staff! My little old lady is more active than ever!”

Filipa, Hadley