Mobile veterinary physical rehabilitation brought to you in a home setting is not only convenient but may result in positive emotional states that can reduce pain-related behaviors and improve the welfare of the veterinary patient: 

  • In-home veterinary rehabilitation therapy is oriented towards “creating” more time for owners to provide a comprehensive wellness plan for their pets that improves daily function and activities of daily living.
  • Treatments of veterinary patients may be a more tolerable and effective form of therapy in a home versus a clinic setting. For example, therapeutic laser treatment for a cat may be tolerable and effective. Nevertheless, repeated transport to a clinic may result in stress that limits the effectiveness of this modality for cats.

It Starts with a Thorough Evaluation 

ANIMAL KINETICS REHAB is a mobile veterinary rehabilitation practice that brings you veterinary physical therapy to treat the entire body that compensates if there is a sore part. Injury, surgery, and chronic conditions can impair the movement of an animal for a variety of reasons. Before designing a rehabilitation or conditioning program, Dr. Pollard-Wright examines and evaluates the patient, including those with impairment, functional limitations, disability, and other health-related conditions. She then implements and modifies therapeutic interventions based on continued evaluation and patient needs. The goals of treatment vary depending on the patient but may include:

  • Weight reduction
  • Enhanced performance and endurance, including for animals that are overweight 
  • Active pain-free range of motion
  • Positive psychological benefits
  • Improved limb use and reduced lameness 
  • Maintenance of muscle strength and increased muscle mass
  • Cardiorespiratory fitness and improvement of the body and cardiovascular system
  • Improvement in function and independence in activities of daily living.
  • The improved recovery rate for injury and biomechanics post-surgically by improving the quality of movement.