Dr Kim Fryer is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist
Rehabilitation therapy, (known as physical therapy in the human world), aims to restore normal function after injury or surgery and is used as an aid in management of painful conditions such as osteoarthritis, intervertebral disc disease, soft tissue injury and various orthopaedic conditions. It benefits our geriatric patients by helping restore or maintain mobility, reduce pain and improve both longevity and quality of life.
The Australian Physiotherapy Association states on its website that human GPs refer more patients to physiotherapists than any other healthcare profession. It is standard practice for us to have physical therapy to aid in our recovery from major surgery. So it makes sense that our pets will benefit from the same sort of therapy when they suffer from the same trauma, surgery or painful conditions.
Dr Kim Fryer has completed further training and continuing education in the field of Canine Rehabilitation. She has passed examinations and completed an internship, to attain qualifications from a recognised Canine Rehabilitation Therapy training institute and is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist. She is also a practitioner member of the Australian Canine Rehabilitation Association and holds certificates in Medical Laser safety and Therapeutic Laser use in Companion Animals from the American Institute of Medical Laser Applications. Her training allows her to perform a diagnostic evaluation, prescribe necessary medications and design a treatment plan that provides for whole body care of her patients.
With rehabilitation therapy our team can provide treatment for:
- Hip and elbow dysplasia
- Patella luxation
- Soft tissue injuries
- Intervertebral disc disease
- Fibrocartilagenous emboli
- Geriatric Vestibular syndrome
- Degenerative myelopathy
- Obesity management
Our services include:
- Therapeutic exercise
- Soft tissue manipulation
- Neuromuscular stimulation
- Therapeutic laser