Wicstun Veterinary Hospital are now able to offer specialist rehabilitation and care for patients recovering from surgery or with ongoing conditions in our dedicated suite.
At our state of the art hospital in Market Weighton, we have a purpose built hydrotherapy suite with an underwater treadmill, laser therapy facilities, a Physiotherapist and a specialist team who are dedicated to your pets recovery.
Contact our Rehab team to discuss your pets road to mobility
Hydrotherapy provides your pet with a gentle form of partial weight bearing exercise. This allows for unloading of painful joints and encourages muscle strengthening, preventing your pet overcompensating on healthy joints.
Conditions that will benefit from hydrotherapy include:
Laser (light) therapies have been around for centuries due to their healing properties. Laser treatment can be used in conjunction or in the place of medication to manage pain, inflammation and wound healing.
Laser therapy encourages cell growth and repair, accelerating healing and reduces inflammation and relieves pain. It also improves nerve function and circulation.
Laser is a quick and pain free treatment for acute and chronic conditions such as:
During a treatment session, the handheld laser wand is slowly moved back and forth over the damaged tissue, producing a warm, pleasant sensation that most pets seem to enjoy and find relaxing.
Sessions usually last 15 to 30 minutes, with the number of sessions and frequency of treatments dependent on the injury.
The initial recommended treatment schedule is 5 sessions over 14 days. Following visible improvement, monthly intervals.
Most insurance policies will cover laser therapy due to the proven results over recent years.