Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation

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Dr. M. Boussouira began his course in animal physiotherapy at the University of Tennessee in the fall of 2015.

Animal physical therapy can be practiced by a physiotherapist or a human physical therapist assistant who is certified in animal physiotherapy or a technician or a veterinarian also certified as an animal physiotherapist.

The Chambly Veterinary Hospital is equipped with:
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  • Swimming pool 8'x16'
  • Underwater treadmill
  • Treadmill
  • Lasertherapy
  • Electrostimulation
  • Ultrasound
  • Physioballs
Why is rehabilitation important?
  • For patients that had to undergo a surgery, such as fractures or the rupture of a cruciate ligament.
  • For some neurological conditions causing changes to cartilage, bone, muscles or tendons and ligaments.
  • A dog can lose one‐third of their muscle mass in the rear limb following a surgery for a cranial cruciate ligament rupture and it may take over one year for a full muscle tissue regrowth.
  • In some cases where post surgery recovery is not possible or where your pet may have permanent physical side effects, rehabilitation will help insure a better quality of life.
  • Animals with osteoarthritis and conditions with myo-arthro-skeletal pain
    or neurological conditions.
Benefits of physical rehabilitation

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  • Increases speed of recovery
  • Brings a positive psychological effects for the pet and owner
  • Improves performance and quality of movement
  • Increases strength and endurance
  • Improves biomechanics and flexibility
  • Reduces pain
  • It is a non‐invasive approach with minimal complications and helps prevent future injury through owner/trainer education