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Rehab & Pain Management

Just like humans, pets benefit greatly from rehabilitation therapy.

It’s particularly helpful after surgery as well as in pets that suffer from arthritis, neurological disorders and even obesity, because it can:​​
  • Assist with weight loss
  • Help your pet regain range of motion
  • Improve balance and coordination
  • Increase mobility
  • Lead to better surgical outcomes
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Relieve pain
  • Restore function faster

Enhancing your pet's quality of life

Veterinary experts with advanced training

LIVS is home to a comprehensive, state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility staffed by veterinary experts with advanced training in paralysis and the use of supportive equipment to aid a pet’s mobility. In fact, we’ve pioneered the design and construction of many mobility products, and customize them to each pet for size and fit. For a list of mobility assistance products, see our Resources section.

So whatever your pet’s rehabilitative needs, you can count on LIVS to help.

The rehabilitation
services LIVS offers

  • Inpatient rehabilitation to physically strengthen, promote healing, and aid in recovery after your pet’s surgery
  • Outpatient rehabilitation for when a pet requires extended physical rehabilitation; therapy regiments and scheduling are tailored to your pet’s unique needs
  • Home exercise programs, carefully taught and demonstrated to the pet owner to ensure proper technique
  • Structured exercise plans for fitness and weight loss
  • Orthopedic splinting
  • Wheelchairs and mobility equipment

Our therapists offer an array of proven modalities for both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, including:

  • Acupuncture for pain management
  • Chiropractic
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Hydrotherapy/whirlpool therapy
  • Land and underwater treadmill
  • Laser therapy

  • Massage therapy
  • Swimming therapy
  • Therapeutic heat and cryotherapy
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Therapist-directed corrective exercises  

Rehab & Pain Management Team

Dominic J. Marino

DVM, DACVS, DACCT, CCRP

Michel Selmer

DVM, CTCVMP

Heather Goodman

LVT, CCRP