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Canine Rehabilitation Rockledge FL

Rehabilitation procedures typically practiced on dogs include underwater or land-based treadmill exercise, passive range of motion and stretching movements, electrical stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, proprioceptive training techniques, massage or other manual therapy maneuvers, swimming and more, depending on the inclinations and training of available therapists.

Brevard Veterinary Hospital
(321) 549-6813
329 N Cocoa Blvd
Cocoa, FL
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Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
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Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Rockledge Animal Clinic
(321) 632-8071
1934 Fiske Blvd
Rockledge, FL

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Brevard Veterinary Hospital
(321) 632-0445
329 N Cocoa Blvd
Cocoa, FL

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Island Pet Resort & Spa
(321) 806-4421
25 N Grove Street
Merritt Island, FL
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Kennels, pet day care, grooming, pet supplies, birthday parties
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Mon - Friday 7-6 Sat 8-5

Docs Animal Clinic
(321) 615-0965
1450 N Courtenay Pkwy Ste 16
Merritt Island, FL

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Cat Doctor The
(321) 752-6556
6470 Us Highway 1
Rockledge, FL

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Bywater, Alison, Dvm - Viera East Veterinary Ctr
(321) 639-9888
5405 Village Dr
Rockledge, FL

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Coris, Erin, Dvm - Island Animal Hospital
(321) 453-2430
230 Fortenberry Rd
Merritt Island, FL

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Space Coast Veterinary Hosp
(321) 576-2273
4750 N Courtenay Pkwy
Merritt Island, FL

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Cocoa Veterinary Hospital
(321) 636-2230
2325 State Road 524
Cocoa, FL

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Considerations for Canine Rehab Protocols

The young and burgeoning field of canine rehabilitation is changing the way dogs recover from injury and surgery, with rehabilitation centers springing up across the country. The outmoded approaches of yesteryear, wherein animals were kept inactive through cage confinement or unmitigated pain, are disappearing in favor of more enlightened approaches adopted in human rehabilitation decades ago.

Veterinarians now look for more than just a good surgical outcome, seeking earlier return of neuromuscular control and function through active engagement of both the patient and client.

Rehabilitation procedures typically practiced on dogs include underwater or land-based treadmill exercise, passive range of motion and stretching movements, electrical stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, proprioceptive training techniques, massage or other manual therapy maneuvers, swimming and more, depending on the inclinations and training of available therapists.

What Studies Show
Although evidence is emerging in both human and veterinary physical therapy, human physical therapists and canine rehabilitators alike readily acknowledge the dearth of high-quality, randomized, controlled and sufficiently powered trials, individually evaluating each component of a multifaceted rehab protocol. Such studies would lend insight into the relative value of each modality and provide answers to persistent questions concerning rehabilitation.

For example, some studies indicate that structured physiothe...

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