At Somers Animal Hospital we have everything your pet needs to recover from various neurologic and orthopedic problems including recovery from orthopedic surgery, bulging spinal discs, strokes, and osteoarthritis.
We routinely implement therapeutic massage and passive range of motion techniques, along with physical exercises and more advanced treatment modalities, such as the following:
Electrical Nerve Stimulation
Nerve stimulation also helps to minimize muscle loss as a result of atrophy or injury by stimulating muscle contraction and maintaining nerve conduction pathways.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMFT)
Regenerative medicine provides an exciting way to treat many injuries as well as osteoarthritis. It can help the patient heal, as opposed to just using drugs that mask pain.
Stem Cell Therapy
Mesenchymal stem cells are rich in substances called cytokines which promote healing and reduce inflammation. During a brief surgical procedure, the patient’s own stem cells are harvested from fat cells. They are then processed and later injected back into the patient, most commonly into a joint or tendon.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelets are an amazing source of growth factors, which turn off inflammation and allow the body to heal. This treatment protocol is processed from the pets own blood. It can be used alone or in conjunction with stem cell therapy.
Underwater Treadmill therapy provides a unique benefit to our patients. Walking in water challenges their sense of balance and coordination. The water provides resistance but also buoyancy, which supports the patient’s weight. For pets with neurologic or orthopedic problems that make it challenging for them to walk or stand, never mind exercise, underwater treadmill therapy is a wonderful treatment modality. It’s also great for arthritic pets, overweight pets, or ones that just need more exercise.
Sat: 8:40am – 12:30pm
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY after hours, please call 914-277-3686.