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Physical Rehab

Ballston Animal Hospital now offers rehabilitation services.

Physical Rehabilitation for Your PetPets can benefit greatly from rehabilitation following disease, injury, or surgery. Rehabilitation is also used to promote wellness, weight loss, strength training, and improve comfort. Physical rehabilitation uses non-invasive methods to reduce pain and inflammation and improving mobility and function.

Phillip Biele, LVT, CCRP will work with you and your pet to identify a plan that is best suited to your pet’s specific needs. Together with your veterinarian, Phillip will strive to improve or maintain functional ability and manage discomfort. Rehabilitation can often benefit senior pets and offset the aches and pain of aging, including arthritis and other degenerative joint conditions.

Current services include:

Contact us to learn more about how rehabilitation services can benefit your pet.

Phillip Biele, LVT, CCRP

Phillip Biele, LVT, CCRP

Phillip Biele grew up on Long Island, New York and graduated from Suffolk County Community College, with a degree in veterinary technology in 1999. His experience ranges from working as an anesthetist at the Animal Medical Center in NYC where he was first introduced to canine rehabilitation (physical therapy). He furthered his training working at Veterinary Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Group in Maryland. He joined Ballston Animal Hospital in 2012 and obtained his certification in canine rehabilitation at the University of Tennessee. His areas of interest are orthopedics, osteoarthritis management, sports medicine and pain management.

Physical Rehabilitation

Transcutaneous Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (TENS) and Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)

Transcutaneous Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (TENS): uses a low-level electrical current to disrupt the normal pain perception pathways. It releases endorphins into the body to relieve pain and inflammation.

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES): uses a low-level electrical current to decrease swelling. Allows muscle contraction after an orthopedic or neurological injury.