Hydrotherapy uses the buoyancy of water to allow dogs to walk with a more normal gate while taking the stress off their joints. Because the water helps with weight bearing, it allows the dog to move more freely with less stress and pain.
Dogs of all sizes and physical levels can benefit from hydrotherapy. Hydrotherapy is often used for dogs that are recovering from an injury or surgery or in lieu of surgery. It can also benefit older dogs that have arthritis or have just slowed down and dogs that just need more physical exercise.
We use a custom designed underwater treadmill to perform Hydrotherapy for dogs. The dogs can easily walk into the treadmill and the water fills from the ground up. We can raise and lower the treadmill to accommodate dogs of all sizes. The water is temperature controlled and treated & filtered.
Laser Therapy can be a great way to treat pain conditions (chronic pain, arthritis, joint & muscle issues).
PEMF Therapy can improve athletic performances, reduce inflammation, stimulate cell metabolism and help you recover faster from an injury. Furthermore, PEMF Therapy increases the cellular level of oxygen absorption by up to 200%. This reduces pain associated with lack of sufficient oxygen.
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive method that uses pressure waves to treat various musculoskeletal conditions. High-Energy acoustic waves (shock waves) deliver a mechanical force to the body’s tissues.
Therapeutic Ultrasound uses sound waves or ultrasound rays, penetrate within the body generating heat increasing blood flow, and relaxing muscles and connective tissues thereby reducing pain and muscle spasms. The stimulation of these tissues in this way encourages repair and can greatly reduce the healing time of certain injuries.
Michelle has a degree in Animal Physiology & Biology and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 1984. She Opened Newberg Canine Rehab in April 2009 after seeing a need for quality animal physical therapy.
Along with rehabing dogs, Michelle has been rehabing horses with an underwater treadmill for over 25 years & offers a foaling service too.
When Michelle is not busy treating animals, she enjoys spending time her son & daughter, her own dogs, and equine coaching.
Melissa received her Veterinary degree in 2006 and has been practicing alternative medicine since 2011. She treats a variety of different animals with chiropractic, acupuncture, and herbal formulas based on the clinical signs of the individual animal.
Dr. Shaver also shows Arabians and Half Arabians in Reining and Western Pleasure. She also enjoys spending time with her husband Matt and with her Australian Shepherd dogs.
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Krusha had suffered a blood/fat clot and became paralyzed in her rear legs. This transition shows her progress from a couple weeks after the incident to 6 months of hydrotherapy rehab.
Physical evaluation from Michelle Michelsen that includes muscle measuring, range of motion & physical ability assessment, and stretching & physical exercises. Generally, a hydrotherapy session is included after the initial exam.
Each session includes single or multiple sites
Each session typically lasts 10 minutes
Core Strengthening, Hind End Awareness, Limb Stability, & Conditioning Classes Available
We can build a custom rehab package that can include Hydrotherapy, Physical therapy modalities (Laser, Shockwave, PEMF)
Dogs that have not boarded at Newberg Canine Rehab before are required to have a evaluation daycare stay prior to boarding.
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