The following integrative/alternative and rehabilitation treatment options are available for pets at Commerce Village Veterinary Hospital:
Rehabilitation Services and Pain management: Physical therapy is an important part of the recovery process from injury, post-surgery and in the management of chronic orthopedic, neurologic and musculoskeletal conditions. Incorporating rehabilitation into your pet’s medical care plan can help promote healing, manage pain and preserve strength and flexibility. It is great for senior pets and to assist pets who are struggling with obesity and would benefit from regular exercise.
Acupuncture: Acupuncture can relieve symptoms and lessen the discomfort of many health conditions that affect animals. Common examples include musculoskeletal pain and inflammation, digestive problems, neck and back pain, allergies, arthritis, cancer, neurologic disorders and immune dysfunction.
Chinese Herbal Medicine: Many herbs can often be combined with conventional pharmaceutical medications to better manage chronic health conditions. Herbal medicine offers a safe, effective and time tested resource for maintaining and restoring health which makes them an excellent option for most pets.
Food Therapy: Food Therapy is a branch of Chinese Medicine that evaluates the energetic properties of food and how they can be used to both preserve health and treat illness.
Osteopathic Manual Therapy: A gentle, hands on therapy that corrects structural alignment and function of the body that are producing dysfunction and pain. It’s particularly useful for elderly, athletic and service animals.
Veterinary Medical Aromatherapy: It is based on the use of established standards of therapy that seek to enhance the health and well-being of animals in a safe and therapeutic manner.
Reiki and Healing Touch for Animals (TM): Reiki is Japanese form of stress reduction and relaxation that activates the natural healing process of the patient’s body and helps to restore physical and emotional well-being. Healing Touch for Animals (TM), is a gentle system used to influence the health and well-being of animals through the use of energy and intention.