Health and healing are promoted using treatments such as manual therapy, massage, targeted strengthening exercises, hot packs or the use of healing devices such as the Assisi Loop. You and your primary care veterinarian will receive a written physical rehabilitation plan with explanations of all the recommended therapies.
Dr. Moore will determine what exercises are ideal to meet your pet’s needs and goals. Therapeutic exercises are prescribed to meet specific goals such as:
Some of the examples of the therapeutic exercise equipment your pet might learn to use at All Pets Health and Rehab, LLC are:
We make splints which are custom-made for your pet to meet their specific therapeutic goals. Splints are made from temperature-sensitive plastic that is molded directly to the body. The splint holds the leg in a more functional posture that allows your pet to stand and move better.
Veterinary Manual therapy
Dr. Moore uses her hands to find and release problematic restrictions in the body, thus enhancing healing in a truly holistic fashion. The restrictions may be found in the fascia, muscles, bones, joints, blood vessels, nerves or internal organs. When the underlying structural and functional problems are addressed, the pet will begin the path to recovery and long-term health. Most pets find this care to be very relaxing; they often sleep during the treatment. Dr. Moore strives to make every visit pain-free and fear-free for all of her patients. Specific techniques may include:
o Myofascial Release
o Visceral Manipulation
o Manual Articular Release
o Lymphactic Drainage
o Functional Indirect Technique
o Trigger Point Release
o Nerve or Blood Vessel Manipulation
o Three Planar Fascial Release
o Joint Mobilizations
o Craniosacral Therapy
o Visceroemotional Release Technique
Lifestyle medicine is the treatment or prevention of disease through a healthy lifestyle. This principle can be applied to pets as well as people. We need to provide our animal companions with abundant, safe exercise, identify and mitigate stressors, provide a nutritious diet, attain ideal body weight, prioritize sleep and brush their teeth every day to prevent periodontal disease. We may also need to modify your home environment to meets our pet's special needs. For example, ramps and orthopedic bedding for dogs or low-sided litter boxes and pet stairs for cats.
Assisi Loop; Targeted Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (tPEMF)
It consists of a small wire ring that pulses an electromagnetic field at a frequency that stimulates the tissues to heal, reduces swelling, and alleviates pain. The Assisi Loop is readily accepted by most pets because the pulses are imperceptible, it requires no clipping of the hair and it doesn’t make any scary beeping noises. Assisi Animal Health has videos on their website, assisianimalhealth.com that describes the mechanism of action, how to use the Loop and some success stories. When combined with other pain control options like manual therapy, dietary supplements or therapeutic exercises, an even better outcome can be achieved for your pet. The Loop is available for purchase for $329 at All Pets Health and Rehab, LLC so that you can get started right away using it in the safety and comfort of your own home.
My Pet laser
The My Pet Laser is a safe, drug-free, pain relief device. It is a handheld, portable laser utilizing four proven radiances to give your pet pain relief. It gives out super-pulsed laser light, broadband infrared light, red light, and has a static magnetic field. This proven, robust technology is practical, easy to operate, and can be rented for use at home ($100/week). It is non-invasive and does not require clipping of any hair. Safety goggles are not needed when using My Pet Laser. The goal of treatment is to create physiologic changes such as: