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What is Orthopedic Medicine & Rehabilitation?

Orthopedic medicine diagnoses and treats a variety of musculoskeletal conditions involving the bones, joints and muscles using advanced technology and therapies.

Veterinary rehabilitation focuses on soft tissue abnormalities in animals rather than just bones and joints. The ultimate goal of rehabilitation is to restore, maintain, and promote optimal function and quality of life by decreasing pain and increasing mobility of joints and muscles. This is done through a variety of modalities including acupuncture, electrical stimulation, shockwave therapy, hydrotherapy, and more.

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About SOUND Veterinary Rehabilitation Center

SOUND Veterinary Rehabilitation Center is your local expert in orthopedic medicine, rehabilitation, regenerative medicine and pain management. We offer the complete package of care for animals with musculoskeletal injuries from elbow/hip dysplasia to neurological disease and everything in between.

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Our team is made up of highly trained and dedicated doctors, physical therapists, licensed veterinary technicians and support staff, all committed to helping your pet get back on their feet.

What to expect at SOUND

Our veterinarians will perform a thorough examination during your initial consultation and discuss how we will determine an accurate diagnosis and potential courses of treatment. Available diagnostic tools available include:

• Radiology
• CT Scan
• Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
• Arthroscopy

Once an accurate diagnosis has been made, your pet’s veterinarian will guide you through the treatment process and work with you to create the best plan for you and most importantly your pet. Advanced treatments include:

• Electrical Stimulation
• Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
• SynovetinOA
• Multi-Modal Pain Management
• Facilitation of Orthotics, Prosthetics, Assistive Devices
• Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy
• Regenerative Medicine
• Therapeutic Exercise
• Acupuncture
• Underwater Treadmill Therapy

If your pet’s condition is one that would be best treated surgically, you may be referred to one of our 5 board-certified surgeons. 

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Common Conditions Seen at SOUND

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Elbow Dysplasia Shoulder Tendinopathy IVDD Arthritis Hip Dysplasia

Hip Dysplasia

Hip Dysplasia is the abnormal development of the hip joint, resulting in hip laxity (looseness). Over time, abnormal motion in the joint results in degenerative osteoarthritis. It is a genetic condition, but the actual development of clinical symptoms can be influenced by severity of dysplasia, reproductive status, age, body condition, conformation, diet and other environmental factors. Diagnosing Hip Dysplasia starts with X-rays and assessment by your primary veterinarian. There are both surgical and non-surgical methods to treat hip dysplasia depending on its severity.


Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints. The thinning and breakdown of cartilage leads to inflammation, joint swelling, watery joint fluid and thickening of tissues around the joint, stiffness, muscle atrophy and pain. Osteoarthritis is unfortunately an incurable disease in both animals and people; however, there are many effective treatment options to successfully manage the condition long term.


Intervertebral disc degeneration is the cause for the most common forms of IVDD. The gel-like nucleus degenerates to fibrocartilage, meaning that the jelly like center of the disc calcifies and hardens. This results in failure of the intervertebral disc. This can lead to a portion of the disc bulging or rupturing upwards into the spinal canal and causing injury to the spinal cord or pinching of the spinal nerve. Symptoms include pain, limping, wobbly gait, stiffness when getting up, and paralysis. Treatment of spinal cord injuries depends on the type of injury that occurred, some are best managed with formal rehabilitation, others with a combination of surgery and formal rehabilitation.

Shoulder Tendinopathy

The shoulder is a highly mobile joint and is surrounded by many muscles that are responsible for moving the limb forward (extension) and backward (flexion). There are several tendons and ligaments that support the shoulder. Often the initial injury to a tendon or ligament is minor, but over time if the injury does not fully heal, a tendinopathy develops. Due to the area having a lower blood supply, healing can be slow. Lameness often resolves until normal activity is resumed; at which time the symptoms recur. Formal rehabilitation can quicken the healing process and reduce the chances of re-injury.

Elbow Dysplasia

Elbow dysplasia is a degenerative joint disease resulting from one or more pathologies of the elbow joint structures. Fragmented Medial Coronoid Process (FMCP), Osteochrondritis Dissecans (OCD), and Ununited Anconeal Process (UAP) are examples of Elbow Dysplasia. The elbow is a complex joint; unequal growth of any of the three bones (humerus, radius and ulna) can cause abnormal stresses to be placed on joint structures, leading to elbow dysplasia. Trauma and dietary factors may also play a role. Affected dogs may have dysplasia in one elbow or both and may have more than one type of pathology in the same elbow joint. There are both surgical and non-surgical methods to treat elbow dysplasia. Treatment is determined based on the severity of changes within the elbow.


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Derick C

Great therapists helped my pup recover from a major surgery. It’s become a favorite destination for her.

Thomas W

Great place for rehab for our Lab post surgery.

Linda U

We have taken our elderly dog here every 1 to 2 weeks for two years, they really helped keep her be as independent and strong for as long as possible so we could enjoy our last years with her. They also do massage and laser treatments to keep her pain levels down. They are fantastic and treat us and her so well.

Megan W

Very helpful and caring group of people. Jojo always has a wonderful time.

Joanne P

Excellent customer service! Staff were friendly and knowledgeable.

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Whether your Labrador is recovering from surgery or you’re interested in physical therapy for your arthritic Great Dane, our hands-on team is ready to help your pet Heal Better. Play Better.

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