Just like physical therapy for humans, physical rehabilitation for your pet is available to help improve fitness and maximize mobility, comfort, and quality of life. Surgery, injury, old age, certain neurological conditions, and obesity, can make even basic activities challenging and painful. Proper rehabilitation can positively and significantly impact healing time, pain management, movement, and overall wellness.

Rehabilitation may help if your pet experiences any of the following:

  • Trouble getting up or down
  • Difficulty climbing stairs
  • Limping or favoring a limb
  • Decrease in strength, muscle tone,
    and/or endurance
  • Reduced interest in play
  • Soreness/pain after exercise
  • Recent surgery or injury
  • Arthritis or joint stiffness
  • Weight management/obesity
  • Frequent use of pain medication
  • Neurological conditions

kristin_luginbill.jpgKristin Luginbill, DVM, CCRT, cVMA

Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist
Certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncture

Our team of highly skilled practitioners, led by Dr. Kristin Luginbill, will work with you to carefully assess your pet and implement a personalized rehabilitation plan around specific needs and goals.

At Lakeshore, our goal is to restore and maintain your pet’s comfort and quality of life as much as possible – as soon as possible.

How to schedule an appointment for your pet.

After calling Lakeshore to schedule an appointment, be sure to ask your primary care veterinarian to send over all pertinent medical records so that we can prepare for your first visit. The initial consultation includes an examination, a review of medical history, current medications, supplements, body condition, lifestyle, nutrition, an assessment of current issues, the development of a treatment plan, and the initiation of treatments per Dr. Luginbill’s recommendations.

Your pet's treatment plan may include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Advanced pain management
  • Home exercises
  • Hydrotherapy (underwater treadmill)
  • Laser
  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation
  • Range of motion (ROM) exercises
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Therapeutic massage

All rehabilitation services are provided at our Glendale location.

For more information, please call 414.540.6710.

What to Expect

What can I expect at my pet's initial rehabilitation consultation?