Neurological (spinal) injury rehabilitation

Neurological (spinal) injury rehabilitation

Rehabilitation therapy is an integrative part of the recovery process after neurological illness or injury.

Whether physiotherapy is integrated post-surgery or as an alternative to surgery, all treatments are individually designed to meet each patient’s needs and goals to assist neurological retraining and return of function.

Common conditions of the spine include:

  • intervertebral disc disease (IVDD)
  • lumbosacral disease
  • wobbler disease (caudal cervical spondylomyelopathy)
  • stroke (fibrocartilagenous embolism)

Rehabilitation is aimed at helping the nerves regenerate by utilising their ability to reorganise and adapt, known as neuroplasticity.  We select techniques and modalities that encourage and target functional retraining of motor learning, such as specific manual therapies and massage, electrical stimulation, laser therapy, magnetic field therapy and functional strength and conditioning home exercise programmes.

Rehabilitation plays an integral role in the care of an IVDD patient, whether managed medically or surgically.  In the post-op patient, care needs to focus on pain control, nursing care (including bladder management) and rehabilitation of the nervous system to enable early return of function.

We commonly treat dogs and rabbits with neurological problems, and occasionally cats.

  

All grip, no slip!! Non-slip toe grips give your dog traction to stop slipping on floors.

Sunday 21st January 2018

RVN Irena chats about Dr Buzby’s Toe grips and how some traction with these grippy little suckers can change your senior, arthritic or special needs dog’s quality of life!

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Help ‘Em Up Walking Accessories: Walking Leash/Shoulder Strap XL

The Help ‘Em Up Walking Leash/Shoulder Strap is designed to work along with Help ‘Em Up harness XL size to provide your larger dog with further assistance in mobility and lifting. **This product is only effective when in use with a Help Em Up harness.

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Laser-puncture: Acupuncture via laser

Laser-puncture or Acu-laser synergistically blends traditional acupuncture with the new technology of laser therapy, resulting in fast, efficient and highly effective treatments.

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