Sunset Hill Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center has a Veterinarian that specialize in physical rehabilitation, much like a human physical therapist. A newer discipline in veterinary medicine, rehabilitation is an important part of the recovery from any orthopedic surgery or neurosurgery. Rehab is also an effective tool in slowing down the progression of osteoarthritis and battling obesity.

The Rehabilitation Process

The first step is an Initial Rehab Consultation. We schedule a full hour with Dr. Lamb and ask to have a copy of any pertinent medical records and relevant x-rays. Dr. Lamb will conduct a full examination that includes:

  • Gait assessment
  • Range of motion
  • Stance
  • Measurement of muscle diameter (when appropriate)
  • and Goals for recovery
Calm dog with protective glasses on undergoing cold laser therapy

Dr. Lamb will then create an individualized therapeutic plan that will include exercises and home care as well as follow-up appointments at Sunset Hill, which may consist of one or all of the following:

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Cold Laser Therapy
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound
  • Passive Range of Motion & Massage
  • Exercises

If you have any questions about our services, please contact us today at (206) 706-7800.

Dog exercising in water