Pet Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation for pets is comparable to physical therapy for humans and offers many of the same benefits. If your pet is arthritic, on long-term pain medication, has undergone orthopedic surgery, or just seems to be "slowing down" due to age, he or she could benefit greatly from rehabilitation therapy.

We currently offer Acupuncture and Laser Therapy


Acupuncture is indicated for functional problems such as those that involve paralysis, noninfectious inflammation (such as allergies), and pain. For small animals, musculoskeletal problems, respiratory problems, skin issues, gastrointestinal problems and some reproductive problems are some of the general conditions which may be treated with acupuncture.

Dr. Adam Borut is an IVAS trained acupuncturist.

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy reduces pain, reduces inflammation and increases blood supply to speed healing with no known side effects and is used to treat a variety of injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions, numerous dermatological problems and pain. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, the laser has been shown to provide relief and speed healing.

Dependent on what is being treated, you should expect to see near immediate results for superficial problems and results after 6-12 treatments for deep tissue problems.

Other Treatment Modalities

Veterinary Rehabilitation Westfield Veterinary Group uses a number of different treatment modalities as part of your pet's physical therapy and rehabilitation plan. The following is an overview of the methods we use to increase your pet's function, range of motion, and overall quality of life.

Massage - Therapeutic or medical massage increases flexibility, develops and maintains muscle tone and relieves stiffness and joint discomfort. Range of Motion & Stretching Exercises - Range of motion (ROM) and stretching exercises benefit post-operative patients and pets with chronic conditions by enhancing flexibility and movement while minimizing scar tissue formation.

Thermotherapy - The use of cold packs and heat packs is called thermotherapy and cryotherapy. This reduces muscle inflammation, controls muscle spasms, increases circulation, and relieves pain.

Electrical Stimulation - An advanced instrument that produces low-level electrical current is used to increase muscle strength and tone, reduce pain and ease muscle spasms.

Ultrasound - Therapeutic ultrasound is effective in heating deep tissue, which relaxes tissue and calms muscle spasms. It also increases blood flow, which alleviates pain and reduces swelling.

Weight Management - Overweight pets are at risk for a number of health problems including arthritis, diabetes, respiratory disease, and many others. We can design a weight management program for your pet that includes diet, exercise, and physical therapy.