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.

“As I was thinking how lucky we are to go to the world’s best veterinary practice, I also thought how could so many awesome people work under one roof?!”

Kathy, Rich and Zuzu, Warren

“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

“If a picture wasn’t going very well, I’d put a puppy dog in it.”

Norman Rockwell, artist

“Two bum knees is not a fair hand to be dealt. After her surgeries, Ivy now tears across the yard!”

Dave, Wilbraham

“How could so many awesome people work under one roof? I guess it starts at the top. Years ago when David left Rowley, it was a no-brainer to follow him to Hadley.”

Rich, Kathy and Zuzu, Monson