Rehabilitation & Pain Management

Rehabilitation

Dr. Kolmstetter, a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP), is available to provide rehabilitation services for a variety of species of pets. Veterinary rehabilitation can provide many benefits for a wide variety of situations. Perhaps your loved one recently underwent a surgical procedure or suffered a serious injury. Maybe he or she is struggling with a weight problem or is entering their senior years. In any of these scenarios, professional rehabilitation can help them to enjoy a happier, more comfortable existence.

Pets can benefit from a number of rehabilitation techniques that are designed to speed healing, reduce inflammation and restore a normal range of motion. The rehab services available to patients of Aloha Animal Hospital include therapeutic exercises, laser and ultrasound therapy as well as the use of various supplements, medications and nutritional counseling. Each treatment protocol is designed to address the individual needs of the patient, resulting in a completely customized approach to achieve the best possible results.

If your animal family member is struggling with an injury, surgical recovery, obesity or old age, we want to help. Let the experienced health care team at Aloha Animal Hospital develop the perfect plan to get your loved one back on the path to better mobility. Call today to get started!

 

Pain Management

Is your animal family member experiencing discomfort from a chronic ailment or recent injury or surgery?

Pets do not have the ability to control pain on their own. They can’t simply take a few aspirin or apply an icepack to an area of their body that hurts. Instead, they rely on us – as their loving owners and health care providers – to recognize and address pain on their behalf. At Aloha Animal Hospital, we believe that every pet has the right to enjoy a pain-free existence. That’s why we’re so pleased to include professional pain management as part of our comprehensive list of services. We want to help your loved one live a happier, more comfortable life.

Our approach to pain management is incredibly thorough, which makes it highly effective. We recognize that many aspects of medical care may cause discomfort to our patients, whether it be a simple injection or a complex surgical procedure. To that end, we aim to not just control pain as it is happening, but to prevent that pain from occurring in the first place. For medical procedures, we use a combination of pain control medication which has been proven to be both safe and highly effective. This helps us keep our animal friends comfortable and pain-free.

We also understand that there are many other types of pain, such as those associated with chronic ailments, post-surgical or injury recovery and the natural aging process. For this type of discomfort, we use a number of different techniques, based on the situation at hand. Every case is handled on an individual basis, which helps us achieve the best possible results for each patient. These methods may include any of the following, applied either independently or in conjunction with one another:

  • Medications
  • Supplements
  • Laser Therapy
  • Massage

Whether it’s controlling surgical pain, managing chronic medical conditions, handling post-injury recovery, or helping to make the senior years more comfortable, we’ve got you covered. With a wide array of pain management techniques at our disposal, we can develop a customized plan just for your loved one. Give us a call today and let’s get your pet on the path to a more enjoyable life.

 

Laser Therapy

Does your pet suffer from chronic pain? Has a recent surgery or injury slowed your normally active companion down?

At Aloha Animal Hospital, we believe that when it comes to caring for your cherished companion, you should have as many choices as possible. That’s why we’re pleased to offer laser therapy as part of our comprehensive suite of services. The laser uses painless waves of light to treat areas of the body that are experiencing pain or have suffered trauma. This triggers a natural response and reduces the need for medication or other invasive measures. As a result, your loved one can enjoy decreased pain, enhanced mobility and shorter recovery periods.

 

What is veterinary laser therapy?

Laser therapy is a painless, non-invasive form of treatment which stimulates the body’s natural healing and pain control response. It can be used as a standalone therapy or as a complement to other treatment methods. Using a small, handheld device, the doctor applies a low level laser to the area in question, stimulating normal cellular function. This results in faster wound healing and enhanced pain relief. Best of all, because laser therapy requires no medication or surgery, there are no harmful side effects.

What can laser therapy treat?

Laser therapy can be used to address a broad spectrum of conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Disc Disease
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Cruciate Ligament Disease
  • Chronic Pain and Inflammation
  • Post-surgical pain

 

How can laser therapy reduce pain and improve mobility?

  • Anti-Inflammation – Decreases swelling from bruising/reduces inflammation
  • Anti-Pain – Blocks pain by decreasing nerve sensitivity
  • Accelerates Tissue Repair, Cell Growth and Nerve Function
  • Improves Circulation
  • Accelerates Healing and Reduces Scarring

 

How many sessions will my pet need?

Because every pet is different, their response to laser therapy is equally unique. Depending on your loved one’s specific condition, its severity and a number of other determining factors, treatment strategies will vary. For some patients, positive results can be seen after just one session. Others may require a more long-term strategy to achieve the desired outcome. We will provide you with an individual treatment recommendation once we’ve had the opportunity to evaluate your companion’s situation.

Does your animal family member suffer from a chronic medical condition, like arthritis? Has a recent injury or surgery negatively impacted your companion’s lifestyle or quality of life? If so, we invite you to reach out today to learn whether the laser therapy services at Aloha Animal Hospital could help.

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