Pet Physical Rehabilitation Therapies

Animal Hospital in Norman, Oklahoma

At McGee Street Animal Hospital, we care about your pet’s whole health. We have served patients from Norman, Oklahoma and surrounding communities for over 50 years. Our doctors and staff are proud to offer a comprehensive range of veterinary services, including physical rehabilitation, orthopedic surgery, wellness services, and more.

In 2009, Dr. Greg Emmert became the first veterinarian in the state of Oklahoma to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP). This rigorous certification process is completed through the University of Tennessee Veterinary School and ensures each patient is treated by a qualified professional. Animal rehabilitation services are beneficial to post-operative patients, arthritis sufferers, overweight patients, and those suffering from neurological and orthopedic injuries.

Rehabilitation Services Tailored to Your Pet’s Needs

Like their human companions, dogs can benefit from post-surgery or injury rehabilitation services. Our Animal Rehabilitation services are the equivalent to physical therapy services in human medicine. These techniques and services are used to improve the quality of life for your pet by decreasing pain, increasing their mobility, and helping speed-up recovery from surgery or injuries.

After thoroughly examining your pet and discussing the available treatment options, Dr. Emmert and our team will design a custom treatment plan to fit your pet’s health needs. We offer multiple rehabilitation methods to help improve range of motion, rebuild muscle mass, help facilitate weight loss, and decrease their need for medications.

Our therapy options include:

One of the greatest tools for rehabilitation is water. We are equipped with an underwater treadmill which allows patients to exercise without bearing full weight. Hydrotherapy reduces strain on joints and tissues and provides a controlled environment to increase stamina, blood flow, and range of motion.

We provide a variety of treatment modalities including manual mobilization, range of motion and muscle strengthening, balance training and more. In addition, each patient will be provided with information about beneficial exercises and activities to be performed at home to further complement their rehabilitation.

Therapeutic ultrasound can be used to increase the stretch in fibrous tissues (such as tendons), which can help increase range of motion around a joint. It can also be used to soften and break down scar tissue that is interfering with movement and is beneficial in decreasing pain and muscle spasms.

Our therapeutic laser is an innovative treatment modality that is non-invasive, non-painful, and requires no medication. The laser functions by penetrating deep into tissue at the cellular level to decrease inflammation, decrease pain, and accelerate the healing process. We use the laser for a variety of conditions including arthritis, post-surgical pain, wounds, and even some skin conditions.

Stem cells are the body’s repair cells. They have the ability to divide and differentiate into many different types of cells based on where they are needed throughout the body. Stem cells can divide and turn into tissues such as skin, fat, muscle, bone, cartilage, and nerve to name a few. Stem cell therapy can be very useful in reversing arthritic symptoms. We harvest and process stem cells right here in our own hospital. This means less waiting, less expense to the owner, and significantly higher numbers of viable stem cells.

Trusted Veterinary Services for Over 50 Years

Since taking over the practice in 2001, Dr. Emmert and our staff have been committed to carrying on the tradition of providing the highest quality veterinary care. We are proud to be the practice pet owners across the area trust for reliable, affordable services, resources and support.

For more information about our animal hospital, our animal rehabilitation services, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today at 405-329-0181. We look forward to hearing from you and are happy to address any questions or concerns.