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Physical Rehabilitation

Oradell Animal Hospital offers physical rehabilitation services to our patients, as well as to referral patients from other veterinarians.

We offer various methods of therapy beneficial to patients recovering from orthopedic and neurological surgeries involving bones and joints, the spine, and soft tissues such as tendons, ligaments, and muscles. Dogs with hip dysplasia, other arthritic conditions, and musculoskeletal injuries are also prime candidates for rehabilitation, in addition to patients suffering with degenerative neurological diseases.

Physical rehabilitation helps restore function more quickly and efficiently, and with substantially decreased pain during the recovery process.

Types of therapy include:

  • Underwater treadmill
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound
  • Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
  • Therapeutic Exercise Aids
  • Acupuncture
  • Laser Therapy

Indications for physical rehabilitation include:

  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Musculoskeletal injury
  • Chronic arthritis
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Neuromuscular conditions
  • Poor mobility
  • Conditioning
  • Obesity

Benefits include:

  • Decreased pain
  • Increased mobility and flexibility
  • Quicker recovery and healing time
  • Non-invasive treatments

Laser Therapy

A Drug-free, surgery-free alternative to pain relief

What is Laser Therapy?  A surgery-free, drug-free, noninvasive treatment to:




How does it work?  The laser uses a beam of light to deeply penetrate tissue without damaging it.  The laser light is delivered through a noninvasive hand piece to treat the affected area.  Laser energy induces a biological response in the cells called “photo-bio-modulation”, which leads to reduced pain, reduced inflammation, and increased healing speed.

Your pet may feel a gentle and soothing warmth.  Most treatments take a matter of minutes.

What are the costs? Treatment protocols are unique to each patient and condition.  Therefore, treatments will vary in time, complexity, and cost.  Laser Therapy can be used to enhance other treatment plans that we recommend.

Laser Therapy has been scientifically proven to be successful in treating post-surgical pain and many acute and chronic conditions.

Acute Conditions:  Wounds, allergies, infections, cuts/bites, inflammations, tooth extraction pain relief, sprains, strains & fractures, post-surgical healing and pain relief.

Chronic Conditions:  Degenerative joint disease, inflammatory bowel disease, periodontal disease, lick granulomas, geriatric care, hip dysplasia, feline acne, tendonitis, arthritis, otitis,  And more……

If you would like a consultation or appointment, please call 201-262-0010.

Our dog Shadow has been a patient at Oradell Animal Hospital Veterinary Group of Hasbrouck Heights and the Oradell Animal Hospital, Paramus since he was a puppy. Shadow is now 12 years old. He is a wonderful, caring dog, the best of the best. Shadow is a Golden Retriever, who developed arthritis at age 7. It started to affect him badly at age 10. Shadow was very fortunate because his brother, a yellow lab named Mickey, was one of the first dogs to be treated at the Oradell Animal Hospital physical rehabilitation facility. The water treadmill was an instant hit! Mickey, who is no longer with us, had severe problems with his legs. There is no doubt in our minds that Mickey lived much longer and much more comfortably because of Oradell Animal Hospital’s program.

The staff in the physical rehabilitation department show love and attention to Shadow as if he were their own! He rushes into their arms when he sees them. He then happily walks to the “pool” with them. This team is the best! They are considered part of our family.

We highly recommend this therapy for any dog who is a candidate. We swear by it. Shadow has less pain due to his therapy and a much higher quality of life than he would have had without it!!

Michele Meli, Shadow’s owner