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Should your pet visit us?

Our rehab practice concentrates on prevention, not just healing pets with medical problems. We also focus on you and your ability as an owner to improve your pet’s life. Physical rehabilitation can be helpful to animals recovering from surgery for orthopedic or neurological problems, have incurred injuries to joints or soft tissue, or suffer from chronic pain.

Pets that receive rehab generally recover faster, increase their mobility and flexibility, improve endurance and agility, and often reduce their need for pain medication. Physical therapy before surgery can help pets lose weight, reduce pain and gain muscle, all of which can improve the success of surgery or sometimes eliminate the need for it altogether. It’s also an increasingly popular tool for conditioning athletic or working dogs and senior pets.



Our treatments focus on:

  • Animals recovering from surgery
  • Animals dealing with injury or debilitating medical conditions
  • Pets with neurological disorders
  • Overweight, out-of shape and aging dogs and cats
  • Pets with chronic diseases

If your pet is experiencing one or more of these conditions, consider rehabilitation:

  • Preparation for orthopedic surgery and help recovering afterward
  • Arthritis or dysplasia
  • Muscle strains, spasms or weakness
  • Tendonitis or bursitis
  • Ligament sprains or tears
  • Limping, gait abnormalities or difficulty moving
  • Spine disorders, disc problems, or neck and back pain
  • Decreased performance in athletic pets
  • Reluctance to go on walks, play with other pets, or jump into the car
  • Changes in appetite or behavior that suggest discomfort
  • Changes in posture during daily activities
  • Obesity or general health concerns
  • The need for an overall wellness plan

Treatments offered include:

  • Low-level light laser for wound healing and pain relief
  • Electric stimulation to reduce muscle atrophy and improve comfort
  • Therapeutic ultrasound prior to stretching to regain range of motion
  • Cold treatments to reduce pain and inflammation
  • Heat treatments to relieve stiffness and warm muscles before exercise
  • Manual therapy for improved range of motion and joint health
  • Massage to relax muscles and alleviate pain
  • Pulsing Electro-Magnetic Field (PEMF) therapy to speed healing and reduce stiffness and pain
  • Therapeutic exercises to improve balance, coordination and strength
  • Underwater treadmill exercise for gait training, muscle strengthening and cardiovascular fitness
 

New patients and their owners are always welcome. We are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon by appointment. Click here or call
(803) 226-0012 to make an appointment.

 

What our clients say ...

Quinn and I visited Dr. Sybil Davis at Aiken Pet Fitness and Rehabilitation this morning. I am so impressed. What a positive experience. The facility, the staff and Dr. Davis are great at what they do. I highly recommend them for any fitness or rehab needs. Thanks for fitting us in.

  — Nancy Webster, Quinn's owner
   
 

Snoopy and I love Sybil and Maggie (and Annette too, although we don't see her as often). Snoopy has recovered almost completely from her torn ACL with no surgery.

  — Mary Lou Seymour, Snoopy's owner
   
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