SINGAPORE FIRST DOG & CAT
PHYSIOTHERAPY | REHABILITATION | HYDROTHERAPY
In memories of all immobile dogs that were not given a second chance
CANINE (DOG) HYDROTHERAPY AND PHYSIOTHERAPY AT A GLANCE
Physical therapy is a science, a treatment method which includes a variety of different techniques that encompass biomechanical, physical and physiological concepts to promote health or prevent disease. It covers everything from the simplest aspects, such as proper movement, through to rehabilitation and pain control, with the focus on the patient’s well-being at all times.
To rehabilitate, in its broadest sense, means “to re-establish or restore former abilities such as character, reputation or condition”. Rehabilitation and physical therapy go hand-in-hand, aiming to return an affected system to working order, so the main goal of physical therapy is to improve or maintain the quality of a patient’s life. Different goals are set for each patient, depending on the pathology or dysfunction present.
RA Healing Centre (RHC) encourages the active participation of the owner in a team effort with our center to help restore health to their pet. We believe that the use of different modalities promotes open communication between the owner, us and your veterinarian, greatly facilitates the healing process and honors the human-animal bond.
Therapeutic exercise is perhaps one of the most valuable modalities used in canine physical rehabilitation. Some ofthe common goals of therapeutic exercise are to improve active pain-free range of motion, muscle mass and muscle strength,balance, performance with daily function.
Tuina is one of the 5 branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is not generally used for relaxation, but rather as a treatment to address specific patterns of disharmony. As such, practitioners use it for many of the same reasons and according to the same principles as acupuncture.
Lameness is a clinical sign of a more severe disorder that results in a disturbance in the gait and the ability to move the body about, typically in response to pain, injury, or abnormal anatomy. The Stance Analyzer can help us detect lameness early and commence corrective physiotherapy.
Cold laser can be helpful for dogs trying to avoid surgery (using conservative treatment), dogs recovering from surgery, or active dogs that compete in sports. Potential benefits of cold laser therapy for dogs include: Alleviating chronic or acute pain. Reducing inflammation.
Canine hydrotherapy is a form of physiotherapy directed at the treatment of chronic conditions, post-operative recovery, and pre-operative. Hydrotherapy uses the properties of water — buoyancy, viscosity, resistance, and hydrostatic pressure — to enable a dog to move her joints.