A key component of North Texas Animal Rehabilitation (NTAR) is the underwater treadmill. This treadmill will be used by our patients to minimize postoperative swelling, increase muscle strength and encourage early use of the operated limb.
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In addition to the underwater treadmill, we are also offering ultrasound therapy, electrical stimulation, aquatic therapy, active/passive range of motion exercises and massage therapy. The rehabilitation center is available for referral of your patients, even if the surgical procedure was not performed at the DVSC. Consultations with the rehab staff can be scheduled through the front office of the surgery center. Most rehabilitation can be done on an outpatient basis.
View/download this topic in our newsletter, Cutting Edge, Fall 2006.