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Our Canine Rehabilitation Program includes:

  • Aquapaws Underwater Treadmill - Improves strength and endurance without adding stress to the joints
  • Land Treadmill - Treadmill exercise is an effective tool used to pattern gate, encourage early post-operative limb use, and decrease stress and discomfot associated with limb movement
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound - Improves circulation and decreases scar tissue
  • Electrical Stimulation - Helps to re-educate muscles, decreases pain, and/or decreases edema
  • Manual Therapy - Use of massage, myofascial release, and/or joint mobilization to improve muscle and joint function
  • Therapeutic Exercise - Use of exercise to strengthen specific muscle groups
  • Proprioceptive/Balance Training - Use of physioballs and balance equipment to improve balance and body awareness
  • Gait Training - Use of ramps, step-overs, stairs, and variable ground surfaces to improve walking
  • Assistive Device Prescription - Use of personalized equipment such as orthotics or carts to improve physical mobility

Your dog may be a candidate for rehabilitation if he or she:

  • has trouble ascending/descending stairs 
  • has trouble getting in/out of the car
  • has trouble with exercise
  • has had recent surgery
  • is overweight

Benefits of Canine Rehabilitation:

To schedule an appointment or for inquiries please call Kim Raible at (804) 355-9144 or email her at kraiblelvtccrp@carystreetvet.com

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Kim has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) since 1997. In 2010, she completed her certification in Canine Rehabilitation from the University of Tennessee and in 2017, she completed a Small Animal Medical Massage course through the University of Colorado. Kim is a member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM), American Association of Rehabilitation (Technicians) Veterinarians, and National Association of Veterinary Technicians. Her career experience is in both large and small animal medicine to include emergency, surgical, and general practice settings. She has a special interest in geriatric management as well as performance conditioning.

A referral from a veterinary surgeon or your regular veterinarian is required prior to your pet's rehabilitation evaluation.

Canine Rehabilitation Form

Canine Rehabilitation Brochure

Supportive Equipment:

Thera - Paw

FitPAWS

Handicapped Pets

Walkabout Harnesses

Solvit Products- Ramps and Ramp Accessories

Ruffwear

Traction Assistance:

Pawz Dog Boots

ToeGrips

Neo - Paws

Stress Reduction/Behavior Modification:

Composure-Pro

Adaptil