SAGE provides physical rehabilitation to help pets recover from surgery and injury.

Physical rehabilitation is the science of movement – it aims to maximize the ability to move around in one’s environment and perform daily activities. For a dog, daily activities include walking, running, playing, getting on/off furniture, grooming, or even specific jobs for working dogs. Following surgery, injury, or even just with age, these basic activities can be quite challenging.

Our certified rehabilitation therapists will assess your pet to find where they are having issues and will create a personalized rehabilitation plan around your pet’s specific needs and goals. Dogs are the most common patients in physical rehabilitation, though we do work with cats and other animals as well.

We use a variety of activities and modalities to work towards your pet’s goals. We offer low level laser therapy; neuromuscular stimulation for strengthening or neurological re-education; manual therapy techniques; custom orthotic fabrication and fitting; therapeutic exercise; balance and proprioception (awareness of one’s body in space) training; and gait training in and out of the underwater treadmill. By improving strength, balance, and coordination, and minimizing pain, physical rehabilitation helps pets return to their favorite activities.

For more information, see our Physical Rehabilitation brochure in SAGE Advice.

Physical Rehabilitation services are offered in our Campbell hospital by Dr. Jill Kuhl and Dr. Margot Daly, and in Redwood City by Dr. Kelly Fishman and Dr. Jenny Jones.

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