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.

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

Norman, Plainfield

“From the first phone call, this has been the best veterinary experience I’ve ever had. You guys are great!”

Eric, Springfield

“We love Riverbend. The staff is the best, everyone is highly knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. They also keep great records, which is helpful if you are not great at record-keeping, yourself.”

Sharon and David, Sunderland

“The communication, education and attention given to the pet owners before, during and after the surgery is so appreciated by our family.”

Lee Ann, Union, CT

“I heard you tell my person how hard you worked to make me feel better. I’m proud to be your patient!”

Kisses & wags from "Gracie", Hadley