Rehabilitation

ASOC & SOUND: Seattle’s Animal Rehabilitation Specialists

Our pets were born to walk, run, climb, and play. But without the ability to move comfortably—due to an injury, illness, or after surgery—their quality of life suffers. Fortunately, physical rehabilitation can help.

Animal Surgical and Orthopedic Center was the first specialty hospital in the region to recognize the importance of physical rehabilitation as an integral part of post-operative care and, in appropriate cases, as an alternative to surgery.

Since 2009, we have offered veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation services to help restore pets’ health and mobility, overseen by a veterinarian certified in canine rehabilitation. To meet the growing demand for this effective service, in January 2018 we opened SOUND Veterinary Rehabilitation Center, a state-of-the-art facility with a large canine gym, two underwater treadmills, two exam/treatment rooms, and a dedication reception area—all conveniently located right next door to our surgical center.

How physical rehabilitation helps your pet

Physical rehabilitation can help pets in a variety of important ways:

After surgery, it can speed your pet’s recovery and lead to better surgical outcomes because it:

  • Enhances and expedites healing
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Helps pets recover full range of motion

In pets with arthritis, it reduces pain and increases mobility

In pets with neurological conditions, it improves balance and coordination

In working and sporting dogs, it can help them reach and maintain optimal performance

In overweight or out-of-shape pets, it can enhance weight loss and improve overall conditioning

Specialized rehabilitation expertise

Our certified canine rehabilitation therapists and sports medicine experts are veterinarians with specialized credentials and experience to help pets achieve their personal best. We offer a full range of physical rehabilitation modalities and leading-edge medicine:

  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Underwater treadmill (**eliminate the link that is currently present from underwater treadmill)
  • Therapeutic laser (photobiomodulation)
  • Manual therapy, including massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Stem Cell Therapy

Please call 206-773-2262 or email svrc@soundvetrehab.com to schedule an appointment with one of our rehabilitation veterinarians.

You can count on us to help your pet achieve the best-possible quality of life.