Our technician Kara Farmer has earned a Post Graduate and State Approved Certification in Veterinary Massage and Rehabilitation Therapy (CVMRT) through The Healing Oasis in Sturtevant, WI. As a CVMRT, Kara understands and applies functional neurology, anatomy, and biomechanics to improve your pet's outcome. Read below to find out how veterinary massage and rehabilitation (VMRT) may help your pet!
Veterinary massage and rehabilitation (VMRT) is considered a crucial part of rehabilitation therapy and of conventional veterinary healthcare. Rehabilitation is a healthcare modality that uses hands-on techniques such as massage and exercise therapy as well as electric modalities such as laser therapy, ultrasound therapy, NMES, and TENS therapy to increase your pet's quality of life and maintain conditioning. Since no two patients are the same, a unique and individual rehabilitation plan is created for each patient. These plans are constantly assessed and changed over time as the needs of your pet change!
Muscle strength and tone building
Maintenance of conditioning in pets and athletic dogs
Loss of mobility
Hip and elbow dysplasia
Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD)
Fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE)
Degenerative myelopathy (DM)
Sports injuries (sprains, strains, etc)
Post-surgical rehabilitation from amputations, patellar luxation repair, fracture repair, Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), TPLO, cruciate ligament tear repair
Balance boards, bones, and balls
Trigger point and tender point treatment
Various other inventive exercise techniques
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)
"As your pet's therapist, my hope is that we can set realistic goals to accomplish relief, reduction of injuries, a better relationship with your pet, and overall a better quality of life -- and having fun doing so!"