Physical Rehabilitation

Physical rehabilitation for your pets can have the same amazing benefits as physical therapy for humans. At Purdue we utilize a variety of manual exercises and modalities to better joint range of motion, muscle strength and endurance. Our end goal is to improve function and the overall quality of life for our patients.

  • Physical Rehabilitation is Commonly Recommended for:

    • Post-operative and medically managed orthopedic patients

    • Post-operative and medically managed neurologic patients

    • Patients suffering from muscle strains

    • Obese patients

    • Dogs who want to improve and maintain endurance and agility


Your first visit

  • Meet with Purdue’s rehabilitation staff to come up with a specific plan for your pet.

  • After agreeing on a rehabilitation plan, you may choose to start that day or drop your pet off on another day that works better for you.

  • After each session we will talk with you about how your pet is doing, goals for the next session, and what you can do at home to help with your pet’s rehabilitation.

Client Instructional Videos

Passive Range of Motion

Weight Shifting Exercises

Special Equipment

  • Underwater treadmill
  • Physioballs
  • Dino disc
  • Bosu ball
  • Electrical stimulation (TENS)
  • Balance board
  • Cavaletti rails

Rehabilitation Fitness Goals

  • Weight Loss
  • Improved Physical Fitness
  • Pain Reduction
  • Improved Movement, Balance and Joint Mobility
  • Ancillary Arthritis Treatment
  • Maximize Post-Operative Healing in Orthopedic and Neurologic Disease
  • Mental Stimulation
  • Improved Quality of Life

Common Conditions Treated

  • Post-Op Orthopedic and Neurological Surgeries
  • Non-Surgical Neurological Conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Weight Loss Management
  • Sports Injuries

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