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.

“You can tell they love animals and this isn’t just a job. They care about the pets and the owners, and it shows through their work. I got many calls from Dr. White to check up on my sick kitty and see how we were all doing.”

Christine, Hadley

“Thank you to all of you for your wonderful compassionate care and the support you give to us. It means so much.”

Ed and Patty, South Hadley

“You have made us smile when we were down and have offered Spencer a much better quality of life!”

Linda and Edward, Southwick

“Thank you to everyone at Riverbend for your help and support with Electric over the past few years. We feel so fortunate to have such a great vet!”

Ellie, Sunderland

“You have always treated her exceptionally well, and despite her being so “special” she loved all of you and you loved her back.”

Jim and Rosalee, Granby