Needham Animal proudly houses the Wilmington Animal Fitness and Rehabilitation Center. The center is one of the only animal rehabilitation facilities in Southeast NC and is an integral part of the Needham Animal Hospital healthcare team.
Physical therapy and rehabilitation are a new specialty on the forefront of cutting edge advances in veterinary medicine. Treatment involves a patient specific regimen of modalities and exercises such as agility and gait re-education, balance and proprioception training, use of heat and cold, use of therapeutic laser, and use of prosthetics/orthotics or assistive devices such as carts. Animal rehabilitation transforms the way dogs and cats recover from surgery, injury, and other debilitating diseases.
Post-surgical patients improve 50% faster than patients without rehabilitation.
1 in 5 dogs has osteoarthritis, and 90% of cats over the age of 12 suffer silently with the same disease. All can benefit from rehabilitation.