What You Need to Know About Pet Rehab

pet rehabilitation therapyBodies are complicated, amazing machines. Just take a moment to think about all they do, every day, consciously and unconsciously. Whether they’re moving—running, jumping, playing—or sitting still, or resting, bodies are also unconsciously breathing, digesting, pumping blood… the list goes on.

But the truth is, all machines, no matter how astonishing or efficient they might be, break down from time to time or wear out with age. That’s why physical rehabilitation exists.

We used to think that after an injury or as bodies aged, resting was the best course of action for a speedy recovery. Now, we know so much more! These days, physical rehabilitation. is designed to help bodies recover and thrive after accidents or surgery, or maintain (or even gain!) strength as they get older.

Physical rehabilitation improves lives by helping to reduce pain, preventing future injuries, and improving range of motion. But just in case you were thinking we were talking about human bodies, we’re not! Physical rehabilitation can help your pet, as well!

Just like us, our pets are living longer these days, with all the wonderful advances being made in veterinary science every year and improvements in our general understanding of things like aging, nutritional science, and the various stresses the world puts on our bodies. But, as we all know, living longer means… well… aging. Stiff joints, surgeries, and changing nutritional needs affect us all, human and animal alike. And that’s where physical rehabilitation comes in!

Pet Rehab at VRC

Here at VRC, we’re your Malvern veterinary hospital, especially when it comes to pet rehabilitation in the Philadelphia area. We’re proud to have Dr. Elizabeth Perone on staff directing our rehab services. A former emergency vet, Dr. Perone has shifted away from emergency care for pets and toward a focus on rehab for animals. She’s certified in canine rehabilitation, has advanced knowledge of pet acupuncture, and is a member of both the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians and the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. She’s even certified in canine sports massage!

Dr. Perone and her staff are dedicated to helping improve your pet’s quality of life via physical rehabilitation, whether your furry friend is an athlete, injured, or simply naturally aging. At VRC, we take into account the unique concerns that arise for every animal to determine the specific kind of physical rehabilitation your pet needs.

We keep up to date with the latest techniques to provide the best experience possible for your devoted companion. Whether your pet needs laser therapy, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, or just a few massages and some fun sessions in our canine gym, we’re certain we have what your pet needs to feel safe, comfortable, and relaxed—and walk (or maybe leap or bound!) away feeling ever so much better than they did.

Contact our Rehabilitation Team today for more details about how our advanced rehabilitation techniques can help your pet. VRC in Malvern, PA is a specialty veterinary health care clinic for your pet in the Philadelphia area. Give us a call at (610) 647-2950, 24/7, 365 days a year.