How Physical Therapy Can Help Fractures

Pet Physical Therapy for Fractures

When your pet is suffering from an injury, it can be difficult and scary. Bone fractures are a common injury and can be very painful for your pet. However, at Pawsitive Strides Veterinary Rehabilitation and Therapy in Des Moines, IA, our team can help. We offer rehabilitation and physical therapy services to help your pet recover from difficult injuries like fractures.

Pet Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a form of rehabilitative care that is most commonly associated with injuries. Carefully monitored repetitive motions are used to relieve pain and increase mobility to improve your pet’s quality of life. Often, physical therapy is used in conjunction with surgery.

Our veterinarians can help your pet return to its best physical condition after an injury or surgery. We offer a variety of rehabilitation services, including acupuncture, manual therapy, laser therapy, electrical stimulation, exercises, and more. These methods are natural and help your pet recover its mobility.

Physical Therapy for Fractures

Aside from the actual break of a bone, fractured limbs can affect many parts of your pet’s body. Reduced use of a fractured limb often results in a form of atrophy that is impacted by the mirror limb doing extra work. Reduced mobility of an area during recovery also leads to loss of overall use and flexibility of a joint.

Physical therapy helps offset these issues. We aim to help your pet comfortably recover the use of a fractured limb while still allowing it to heal properly. Our veterinarians offer many therapy methods at our facility, and can also show you how to help your pet at home. It is important to maintain circulation in the injured area and make sure your pet is using its muscles. However, we also want to make sure the fractured limb is not stressed too much or too soon. Our team can help you find this balance and make the rehabilitation process easier.

Schedule Your Pet’s Appointment

After an injury or surgery, you don’t have to rehabilitate your pet alone. At Pawsitive Strides Veterinary Rehabilitation and Therapy in Des Moines, IA, we can help. With our physical therapy techniques and exercises at home, your pet can recover safely and have a happy, healthy life. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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