Peak Animal Wellness Services is excited to bring physical rehabilitation and wellness services to companion animals across the Vancouver Lower Mainland and in the Fraser Valley. Led by veterinarian, Dr. Raceeta Mackenzie, our team of certified and licensed professionals aim to help you provide the best life possible for your pet by offering a variety of integrative and natural health options. From fitness and conditioning to pain and arthritis management, we treat pets from all walks of life. Whether your pet is recovering from surgery or an injury, is starting to show signs of "old age", or you just want to keep them fit and performing at their best, we can help. "Helping pets reach their peak health" is not just our motto, it's our life's purpose!
Physical Rehabilitation and Wellness Services
A form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been practiced for over 3000 years. It involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points along meridians on the body, often in areas of nerve bundles and blood vessels. Its benefits include pain relief, enhanced circulation, released muscle spasms, and immune system modulation.
Manual Therapy involves the use of one’s hands to improve mobility of joints and soft tissues. Various techniques, such as joint mobilizations or orthopedic manipulations (known in the human health field as chiropractic), soft tissue mobilizations, massage, and passive range of motion techniques help to decrease pain and inflammation and optimize function. Manual therapy is an effective and non-invasive treatment option. Most patients become very relaxed during the treatments, and beneficial results are often noticed within 24 hours of the treatment.
Veterinary physical rehabilitation involves diagnosing and treating conditions of pain or mobility issues in animal patients. It often involves treating injuries or illnesses related to the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, other conditions that impair mobility, such as obesity and arthritis, and those that require conditioning for sport. The goal of rehabilitation is to achieve the highest level of function, independence and quality of life possible for the patient.
Underwater Treadmill Therapy
Aquatic therapy uses the therapeutic properties of water to improve range of motion, strengthen muscles, and boost endurance, while reducing the risk of injury. Water therapy can aid in the rehabilitation from soft tissue injuries, postoperative orthopedic surgeries, neurological impairments, osteoarthritis, muscle weakness, geriatric care, and weight issues. Our treadmill has an incline and resistance jets as well as adjustable water temperature and 2 doors so the animal doesn't have to turn around to get out.
Laser Therapy treatment is a non-invasive therapy that makes use of intense beams of light of specific wavelengths to help reduce pain and inflammation. LASER stands for ‘Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.’ When the light of specific wavelengths are targeted to a particular area of the body, physiological changes take place in the cells. This process is known as photobiomodulation. In contrast to surgical lasers, the therapeutic lasers gently pass through the pet's skin without breaking the skin or causing discomfort.