Advanced Cutting-Edge Veterinary Medicine To Treat A Vast Range Of Conditions
Dr. Stramel and his helpful staff at Advanced Care Veterinary Services are here to provide you with the best treatment and rehabilitation plan for your pet. As the only facility in North Texas dedicated to pain management and rehab, we cater to all of your pet’s mobility and painful conditions to help them live a happy and healthy life.
Have you been told your pet needs surgery and that you will need to crate rest and confine them for 6 – 12 weeks? That is not how we approach surgery and rehabilitation at our facility. 95% of our surgical patients will start a controlled rehabilitation program within the first two weeks of surgery and the majority of them have completed rehab by 12 – 16 weeks. We would enjoy educating you and giving you options for both surgery and non-surgical therapies based on your pet’s condition. Many surgical facilities will not even suggest rehab for non-orthopedic surgeries, such as tumor removal, foreign body removal, gastropexy or any form of abdominal surgery. However we can help your pet recover quicker and regain core strength through a rehabilitation program.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cells are used to treat arthritis in dogs, cats, and horses by reducing pain and inflammation. Your pet’s quality of life will be restored with an increased range of motion and regeneration of tendons, ligaments, and bone. Ongoing research shows promise for treating intervertebral disc disease, liver disease, and kidney disease.
Platelet Rich Plasma
How does platelet therapy work? The scientific answer is that platelets activate by exposure to damaged tissue, releasing their granular contents which include anabolic growth factors. These growth factors help attract progenitor cells to the injury site and play a key role in stimulating tissue repair through fibroblast expansion and cellular matrix production. In other, less technical terms, when the concentrated platelets are injected into the site of damaged tissue, the platelets signal additional healing cells to migrate to the affected area to begin the process of tissue repair.
Acupuncture enhances blood circulation, nervous system stimulation, and the release of anti-inflammatory & pain-relieving hormones. Our acupuncture & electro-acupuncture can help with difficulties your animal may experiencing such as:
Our acupuncture therapy can also improve poor immunity and internal medicine problems such as heart (cardiac) and kidney (renal) disease
Our low-level laser therapy treats arthritis, tendon and soft tissue injuries with light stimulation. The light regenerates cell production and increases blood circulation, which promotes healing.
The buoyancy of walking in water limits the impact on the joints while promoting muscle strength and tone and joint motion. Even dogs that cannot stand on their own on land, can usually stand in water. This therapy can be beneficial in rehabilitation of fractures, cruciate surgery, neurologic conditions including degenerative myelopathy and disc disease, tendinitis, weight loss and other disorders where the pet is reluctant to use the limb or there is lack of strength.
Physical Therapy in veterinary medicine utilizes techniques to increase function and mobility of joints and muscles in animals. Animal rehabilitation can reduce pain and enhance recovery from injury, surgery, degenerative diseases, age-related diseases, and obesity. Our physical therapy exercises include:
Shock wave treatment uses high-energy sound waves to trigger the body’s own repair mechanisms. This non-invasive form of therapy decreases lameness, pain, and inflammation and encourages the healing of bones and cartilage. It will improve your pet’s quality of life through increased blood flow and a reduced need for non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. Shock Wave Therapy has even been used in human medicine for over 20 years.
Dry needling relieves muscle pain with the insertion of a needle into the skin at a myofascial trigger point. The myofascial trigger point is related to the production and maintenance of the pain cycle. When punctured by the needle, the pain will subside.
Whether your pet has been disabled through trauma, illness or old age, Advanced Care Veterinary Services is here to help them regain their mobility. Orthotics, Prosthetics and other assistive devices aid in correcting or adjusting to your pet’s limbs.
Don’t let leg or hip problems prevent your dog from running or playing again. A dog wheelchair is designed to fully support your pet whether they experience arthritis, soreness or spinal and neurological problems. They’ll continue to live a happy and healthy life!