What Is Veterinary Rehabilitation?
Veterinary rehabilitation is similar to physical rehabilitation for humans.
Once a diagnosis has been made, the rehabilitation veterinarian combines physical medicine modalities such as hydrotherapy, LASER, manual therapy, and therapeutic exercise with appropriate pain management to speed recovery and improve or maintain function in their patients. A rehabilitation trained veterinarian undergoes additional educations and testing to obtain certification in rehabilitation.
Dr. Diane Paster
DMV, DABVP, CCRT, CVPP, CVMA
Dr. Diane Paster graduated from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her experience includes both emergency medicine and general practice. Dr. Paster became a diplomat of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Canine and Feline practices in 2004. Dr. Paster is also a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, a Certified Veterinary Vet Practitioner, and a Certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist. Dr. Paster’s special interests include physical rehabilitation of postoperative and neurologic patients, canine sports medicine, and pain management. Dr. Paster has competed with her dogs in conformation, rally, and agility, and has recently begun nosework training.
- Neurologic injury or disease
- Soft tissue injuries
- Conditioning/injury prevention
- Home exercise program design and instruction.
- Underwater treadmill
- Trigger point dry needling
- Manual therapy/joint mobilizations
- Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
- PEMF (Assisi Loop)
- Assistive Devices
- Wheelchair fitting
- Foot protection/traction assistance