Unfortunately, there are a lot of clinics out there that buy equipment, such as a laser or underwater treadmill and then claim to offer rehabilitative services without employing a professional certified in canine rehabilitation. A responsible and effective rehabilitation program goes well beyond any one piece of equipment. Canine rehab is an involved process that requires extensive knowledge about body systems, tissue healing times, health conditions, joint anatomy, and much, much more.
Of course, equipment does have it’s place in effective rehabilitation when used appropriately, as part of treatment plan. However, no piece of equipment should ever be used as a stand alone treatment and more should be done if an animal is to receive top-quality care. A professional trained in canine rehabilitation will be able to provide just that.
How can you find a qualified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner?
By working with a certified canine rehab professional, you will be giving your beloved canine the best chance at the best quality of life possible. Certain equipment might be helpful for your pet’s specific needs, but only when used appropriately as part of a larger plan of care developed by a professional. Certified professionals are out there—you just need to know how to look for them. And now you do!