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Dr. Jeff Smith was certified as a Rehabilitation Practitioner in 2014. We have expanded our facility to offer services for:
Middletown Animal Hospital is proud to offer Underwater Treadmill as part of our Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services. We are the only veterinary clinic in Lake, Mendocino, Napa & Sonoma Counties to do so. An underwater treadmill has many uses in an exercise therapy program. There are numerous benefits to exercise in an underwater treadmill vs. “dry land”. Foremost among these is the reduced impact on painful limbs or joints and the increased resistance underwater which allows the patient more time to react to changes in speed or footing and builds confidence. It is not unusual for patients immobilized by neurologic disease, arthritis or obesity to simulate walking movements underwater. Movement is key to recovery and weight loss and gives patients a tremendous confidence boost. This kind of exercise is also extremely effective at building core body strength and improving cardiovascular fitness.
We are the only animal hospital in Lake County, CA to offer all of these benefits: laser surgery, laser therapy, climate controlled boarding, separate cat reception, examination, and boarding areas, dental x-ray and dental suite, multi-modal pain management, physical therapy, underwater treadmill, shockwave therapy, PRP therapy, cryotherapy, digital thermal imaging, stance analyzer, tonopen for eye pressure, behavior services, house calls.....and much more.