Physical Rehabilitation

Our Physical Rehabilitation Service is affiliated with the Small Animal Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Service and an average of six to eight patients (mostly dogs) are treated on a daily basis.


For humans, rehabilitation (physical therapy) has become a key component in the treatment of injuries and chronic diseases. In veterinary medicine, physical therapy and pain management are also considered very important for successful recovery after orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery. This may include hip surgery, stifle (knee) surgery, spinal surgery or trauma, or chronic pain, to name a few. Arthritis and obesity can also be helped by physical therapy. We take a combined approach to enhance muscle strength, range of motion, pain control, and speed of recovery.


To schedule an appointment or request additional information, please contact the Small Animal Clinic at (225) 578-9600 and ask for the Rehabilitation Technician.