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 expertise, professionalism and counseling but mostly for the care and attention that all of the receptionists, techs and docs showed all of us at every visit.”

Jonie and Brad, Easthampton

“You helped me become strong; you helped me walk and you eased my pain and gave me so much love and attention and the BEST COOKIES EVER!”

"McCoy", Northampton

“Thank you for caring for Bear and Otter and thanks for being such an important part of our community.”

Margo and Bri, Northampton

“Your compassion helped us navigate through a challenging and unexpected situation and we feel so lucky to have found you.”

Sandra, Holyoke

“We want to thank you for the excellent care you have provided Arlo. Everyone is kind, compassionate and professional. We are grateful for your expert care for our wonderful dog.”

Denise, Greenfield