physical rehabilitation

CVRC is excited to announce that we now offer shockwave therapy for your pets!

How it Works

A shock wave is a high energy, focused sound wave that stimulates cells and releases healing growth factors in the body for the following benefits:

  • Reduce inflammation and swelling
  • Increase blood flow
  • Help bones form and heal, and enhance wound healing

These sound waves release higher energy and result in deeper penetration by traveling through soft tissue at different depths to a specific treatment area and begin healing.

Additional Benefits

By Jennifer Au, DVM, DACVS, CCRT

Hip dysplasia, and the osteoarthritis that comes with it, can be a potentially devastating disease for dogs. The good news is 70% of dogs with hip dysplasia do not need surgery if they are appropriately managed medically or conservatively. This is a combination of weight control, as-needed use of NSAIDs (under your veterinarian’s supervision), omega 3 fatty acids, joint supplements and low-impact activities such as walking and swimming. In addition, physical rehabilitation is a very useful and effective tool in the management of hip dysplasia and osteoarthritis as well as weight loss.

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