Physical rehabilitation for our patients is offered at the Gold Coast Center for Veterinary Care. Physical rehabilitation aims to increase your companion animal’s physical mobility to help return them to an optimal level of function. Just like with humans, movement is important to maintain or increase muscle control and strength, decrease stiffness of tendons and muscles and increase the stability of joints. Our highly-trained Rehabilitator and staff are committed to improving the physical and psychological well-being of your companion animal to help improve over-all quality of life.
Physical Rehabilitation can benefit numerous conditions, including:
In-Patient Rehabilitation. Having an injury companion animal can be stressful. In-house rehabilitation can give you peace of mind that during your companion animal’s stay, our CCRP will be working diligently to make sure your companion animal’s individual needs are met while they are recovering.
Out-Patient Rehabilitation. Physical Rehabilitation can sometimes take and extended period of time. West Hills Animal Hospital offers convenient drop-off rehabilitation sessions so your companion animal may receive continued professional rehab treatments for as long as they need.
Home Exercise Program. A home exercise program (HEP) is where our Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) creates a customized comprehensive exercise program for your companion. All HEP’s are tailored to meet specific patient needs and allows you to be the rehabilitator at home. During your discharge, our rehabilitator will instruct/demonstrate proper exercise techniques as well as give you a detailed list of all exercises.
Fitness. Whether seeking to increase cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength, agility performance or just wanting to give an animal time away from home in a fun stimulating environment, having an exercise program can help improve overall quality of life.
Weight Loss Program. Weight plays an important role in rehabilitation. Excess weight places increased stresses on the body making overall health and quality of life limited. It can also cause complications after surgery. We offer a 30 day in-house weight loss program that consists of structured diet and exercise plans for the individual patient to get them back to a healthy weight.
Wheelchairs. "Carts" are great options for animals with limited mobility. The Rehabilitation Department provides professional cart measuring and assembly for all types of patients.
Clients of Locust Valley Veterinary Clinic never pay an additional emergency fee when being seen at West Hills Animal Emergency & Critical Care Center for after hour emergencies.