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For more than 60 years, Salmon Brook Veterinary Hospital has been dedicated to giving your pet the very best veterinary care possible. We believe that looking at the patient as a whole is vital and that adding certain therapies to your pet’s treatment plan helps us best maintain its health and wellbeing. That’s why we have added to our services and Salmon Brook Veterinary Hospital is proud to now offer animal chiropractic, physical therapy, and laser therapy as compliments to the medical care for your pet.
In our animal chiropractic practice, Anna Wolfe, DVM, CVSMT is now certified from The Healing Oasis in veterinary spinal manipulation therapy, more commonly known as animal chiropractic. Similar to human chiropractic, animal chiropractic helps maintain the health of the nervous system. Since the nervous system is integral to your pet’s health it can help compliment the treatment plan of many conditions.
Our physical therapy program is staffed by Marty Pease, PT, CCRP who is a certified canine rehabilitation therapist trained at the University of Tennessee. She has almost 20 years of experience working with animals. Ms. Pease is able to formulate a program that will maintain or improve the physical condition of your pet. Physical therapy is used for muscle strengthening and can also help with retraining your pet in its daily activities after the loss of neurological function.
The benefits of physical therapy and animal chiropractic might not be familiar to everyone, but the use of both practices is practical and beneficial for a wide variety of conditions, including: neck, back, leg and tail pain, limping, joint problems, disc problems, injuries from falls or slips, and sports injuries. Animal chiropractic may also help with recurring conditions such as diarrhea, constipation, seizures or other neurological problems. Animal chiropractic and physical therapy are also often beneficial for older or geriatric pets as treatment for arthritis and related age-specific ailments. However, your pet does not need to have a medical condition to benefit from either of these practices. Both are considered forms of preventative medicine and can help with keeping your pet in good physical condition and help prevent future injury.
Laser therapy involves the use of light waves applied through a handheld device to help enhance and accelerate the body’s natural healing process. Salmon Brook Veterinary Hospital’s team uses it to treat wounds, tendon and ligament injuries, musculoskeletal injuries and inflammatory and arthritic conditions. It helps eliminate swelling, spasms and the pain that might occur as the result of these conditions.
Salmon Brook Veterinary Hospital is very excited about this new approach to the care of your pet. We believe a more integrative medical approach for its health and wellbeing allows for a better quality of life.
Please feel free to make any inquiries you have regarding our new services. We are happy to discuss how we could integrate these practices into the care of your pet.