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 after surgery, decrease pain, increase strength, and speed healing.

At Riverbend, all our orthopedic patients have some form of physical rehabilitation post-op. At the patient’s first recheck
2 weeks post-surgery, owners are shown proper physical therapy techniques by our Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP). They are given an individualized printout with instructions for continuing at home.

Those clients who wish can also sign up for further sessions at Riverbend. Our equipment includes a canine treadmill, wobble board, rocker board, balance pad, physioballs, leg weights, hurdles, resistance bands, and a giant disc.

“Over and over again you have been available to us when our furry family members have had serious problems. It is always easier dealing with those tough times because of your love, caring, and compassionate ways.”

Ann and Peter, Longmeadow

“You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, My God, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!”

Dave Barry, Columnist

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

Filipa, Hadley

“Okay, alright, we admit it — we all like coming to Riverbend, not just the pets.”

Chris and Tammy, Leverett

“You guys are truly special people. The world would be a better place if there were more like you.”

Laurie, Conway