Rehabilitation and Pain Management

Canine Rehabilitation Therapy

In the Pet World , Physical Therapy is called “Animal Rehabilitation.”

We take it for granted that after major surgery we humans are referred on for Physical Therapy to help restore normal body movement and function. We also use various forms of physical therapy to help manage the pain and discomfort of other painful conditions such as osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal injuries.

So it makes sense that when our animal friends experience the same trauma or suffer from the same debilitating degenerative diseases we also support their recovery and quality of life through various forms of rehabilitation therapy.

If your pet is experiencing pain and discomfort from conditions such as osteoarthritis, invertebral disc disease, orthopaedic surgery, soft tissue injuries, obesity or increasing difficulty with daily activities, he or she can benefit greatly from the various forms of rehabilitative therapies.

Rehabilitation therapy can also be used to help your pet regain mobility more quickly after orthopaedic surgery.

At our practice we can provide a variety of Rehabilitation services for your pet.

We have people on our team who have attended further education in canine rehabilitation who work under the guidance of our principal Vet, Dr Malcolm Ware, a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist.Certified Canine Rehabilitation Whittlesea

Who is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist?

A certified Canine Rehabilitation therapist is someone who has undergone the necessary training and advanced learning to attain formal qualifications in this field. (CCRT or CCRP) from a recognised Canine Rehabilitation Therapy Training Institute.

Only a veterinarian with the required special training in Animal Rehabilitation can provide whole body care, prescribe needed medicines and perform a diagnostic evaluation prior to designing a treatment plan.

What Type of Conditions can be treated with Rehabilitation Therapy?

OrthopaedicCanine Physiotherapy

  • Cruciate ligament (ACL / CCL) tears
  • Arthritis
  • Hip & Elbow Dysplasia
  • Patelle Luxation
  • Fractures
  • Osteochondrosis dissecans (OCD)
  • Fragmented coronoid processes (FCP)
  • Ununited anconeal process (UAP)
  • Soft Tissue injuries
  • Spondylosis
  • Cancers affecting mobility


  • Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Lumbosacral stenosis
  • Fibrocartilagenous embolism (FCE)
  • Wobblers


  • Arthritis conditioning
  • Weight loss
  • Cardiovascular fitness
  • Senior concerns

Rehabilitation Services and Therapies

Need more Information?

Please call or email us and we’ll be pleased to answer any questions you have about our Animal Rehabilitation Services.