Abri Veterinary Hospital

Veterinary Rehabilitation

Abri Veterinary Hospital is proud to offer state-of-the-art veterinary care for pets in all stages of life. In this spirit, we’re excited to share our newest service offering with our clients and patients, Veterinary rehabilitation and integrative medicine.


About Veterinary Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine

Abri Veterinary Hospital is proud to offer state-of-the-art veterinary care for pets in all stages of life. In this spirit, we’re excited to share our newest service offering with our clients and patients. Veterinary rehabilitation and integrative medicine have been added to our practice along with the addition of Dr. Scott Pless.

Veterinary rehabilitation and integrative medicine are emerging concentrations within veterinary medicine but often times pet owners are unaware they need these services until there’s a problem. At Abri Veterinary Hospital, we’re firm believers in preventative care to increase the quality of life for pets. While there are many services offered within each of these areas of focus, at Abri Veterinary Hospital we’re proud to bring a wide variety of new offerings. Learn more about these services and the benefits of rehabilitation therapy below.

Veterinary Rehabilitation Therapy

Preventative therapy helps create a better life for your pet! Best suited at the time of a Senior Wellness exam, the rehabilitation consultation can pinpoint any potential concerns or underlying issues.

In terms of pain management for pets, therapies can be done with any limping, chronic or acute pain, joint disease, arthritic conditions, and more. Ask us if any of these therapies would be right for your pet.

  • MLS Laser Therapy— A non-invasive pain-management therapy completed without sedation. This device works by sending pulse beams to act on joints and tissue by increasing cell production and circulation while accelerating the rate of healing.
  • Piezowave Therapy—This therapy is a state-of-the-art pain management treatment derived from human medicine. Promotes healing and breakdown of scar tissue. Touted as a cutting-edge offering, this treatment is often used as the last line of non-invasive treatment. The piezowave promotes healing, reduces pain, and stimulates the production of growth hormones for regeneration.
  • Thermal Imaging—Another new and cutting-edge therapy offering from Abri Veterinary Hospital; thermal imaging is completed with military-grade precision devices to detect and diagnose exact locations of pain, inflammation, wounds, and even tumors in real time. Thermal imaging is also used in treatments to help track the progression of diseases along with the response to therapy. The best part about this therapy is it’s non-invasive, fast, and used on a wide range of conditions and animal species.
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound—Ultrasound is used in a variety of methods in veterinary medicine. The Musculoskeletal Ultrasound detects abnormalities within the ligaments, muscles, joints, and tendons in real-time. Considered to be the only reliable way to identify partial ligament tears, this technology is state-of-the-art. Beyond tracking disease progression, response to therapy, it’s non-invasive for pets and can be used on many different animal species.
  • Acupuncture, acupressure, and aquapuncture—These three therapy types each offer their own benefits relating to pain management but all help reduce pain, inflammation, and arthritic problems. Ask your veterinarian about which treatment would be best for your pet.
  • Rehabilitation Assessment– Our rehabilitation team can provide a custom exercise plan for your pet depending on their specific needs. Exercise is great for regaining strength, postoperative recovery, and promoting healing after an injury. It can also be used in pain management and preventative rehabilitation care.
  • Instrument-Assisted Massage—We use instrument-assisted massage as a mixed approach of eastern and western medicinal techniques. This therapy style is used in pain management to assist in reducing pain and inflammation.
  • Magnawave—This device works by applying a mild pulsing magnetic current generated when copper coils within the instrument are powered. This magnetic field produces muscle activity, slows down or stops the precursors of pain and inflammation from being released, and increases blood circulation in the target area. This non-invasive, fast-acting therapy is used in pain management of pets with swelling, tendon/ligament injuries, muscle injuries, orthopedic injuries, and pets with pain from intervertebral disc disease (IVDD).
  • Sonopuncture—By focusing soundwave distribution into joints, muscles, and bones, the areas are stimulated to increase blood circulation to areas to help break up areas with degenerative changes.
  • Aromatherapy—Since dogs have about 100,000 times stronger sense of smell than humans do, aromatherapy can be a highly effective therapy for pets. Traditionally used for anxiety, inflammation, arthritis, and pain management.
  • Boarding Therapy—On-going pain management during boarding stays helps reduce pain and inflammation while the pet is away from home.

Other Therapies and Treatments

  • Cryotherapy, Thermotherapy, Thermal Contrast Therapy
  • Wheelchair Fitting & Trial
  • Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injections
  • Ultrasound-Guided PRP Therapy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Stem Cell Therapy
  • At Home Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Euthanasia Therapy
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound


Coming Soon:
Holographic Imaging
Stance Analyzer