About NOLA K-9 Rehab

Rehabilitation is a specialized veterinary therapy dedicated to improving quality of life after orthopedic surgery, traumatic injury, athletic injury, debilitating neurologic disease, or the general decline that occurs with age. Dr. Alison Kammer Weiss is the owner of NOLA K-9 REHAB.  She also offers conditioning to athletes and rehabilitation to dogs with early stage or nonsurgical orthopedic conditions.

Specific Conditions that benefit Rehabilitation are:

ORTHOPEDIC CONDITIONS:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Nonsurgical Cruciate Injury
  • Nonsurgical Patella Luxation
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Spondylosis
  • Ligament/Tendon Injury

POST OPERATIVE:

  • Cruciate Rupture Repairs
  • Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO)
  • Patella Luxation Repairs
  • Fractures

NEUROLOGIC CONDITIONS:

  • Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Neuropathy/Ataxia
  • Paralysis
  • Assistance with wheel chairs

GERIATRIC CONDITIONS:

  • Cancer
  • Rear Leg Weakness
  • Arthritis
  • Strengthening/ Conditioning
  • Overall Weakness and Activity Intolerance
  • Balance Disorders

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT:

  • Fitness
  • Weight Loss

Conditioning

Unlike many other rehabilitation facilities, Dr. Weiss performs the therapy herself as a one on one each and every visit.  The benefits of rehabilitation are short term and long term and focus on both musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.  These benefits include increased joint mobility and flexibility, increased strength, faster recovery from injury or surgery, improved agility, increased circulation, and decreased or cessation of pain.

 

During your initial consultation, Dr. Weiss will provide a detailed evaluation of your pet.  Depending on your pet’s condition and diagnosis, the evaluation may include analysis of gait, posture analysis, range of motion, flexibility, and measurements of flexion and extension of joints. It may also include strength testing, reflex testing, and special tests to check for ligament or tendon tears or injury. She will then put together an individual treatment plan for your pet’s individual needs based on appropriate goals. Depending on your pet’s condition and ability, this may include therapeutic exercise and manual therapy to be provided both in house and at home, laser therapy, massage, neuromuscular electrical stimulation,  and/or hot/cold therapy.  A follow up plan will also be assessed and put into place to allow your pet to reach goals and continue to improve.