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Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine

in Scarborough, ME

Veterinary Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine

Just like humans, animals may need rehabilitation after an injury or surgical procedure to help manage a chronic condition or to maintain physical well-being. Whether providing care during hospitalization or on an outpatient basis, our Rehabilitation team at MVMC is dedicated to providing the most advanced therapies and compassionate care. Our team is committed to collaborating with your pet’s other specialists and primary care veterinarian to develop an effective treatment plan that is individualized to your pet’s needs.

Our team of Rehabilitation practitioners and therapists has completed advanced training in veterinary physical rehabilitation. We utilize a team approach in creating therapy plans which combine state-of-the-art technology with manual therapy and exercises to create the opportunity for your pet to have an optimal recovery and improved quality of life.

Conditions Benefiting from Physical Rehabilitation

  • Post-operative recovery
  • Orthopedic conditions (ligament injuries, luxating patellas, hip and elbow dysplasia, tendonitis)
  • Neurological conditions (intervertebral disc disease, spondylosis, degenerative
  • myelopathy, disospondylosis neuropathy, Wobblers syndrome)
  • Chronic pain
  • Pain Management
  • Arthritic Conditions (Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis)
  • Obesity
  • Wound management
  • Soft tissue injuries such as muscle sprains and strains
  • Geriatric conditions
  • Trauma recovery

    Therapeutic Modalities Utilized at MVMC:

    • Photobiomodulation (also known as therapeutic or cold laser)
    • Targeted Pulsed Electromagnetic therapy (tPEMF)
    • Therapeutic Ultrasound
    • Neuromuscular Electrical stimulation (NMES)
    • Transcutaneous Electrical neurostimulation (TENS)
    • Underwater treadmill
    • Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
    • Acupuncture
    • Therapeutic Exercises
    • Trigger Point therapy
    • Myofascial release