Frequently Asked Questions
All the Answers You Need
What are the most beneficial treatment methods?
Sometimes specific equipment is used, but our team is also skilled with their hands. Massage, for instance, increases blood flow and helps resolve muscle tension. Performing a passive range of motion helps pets regain normal joint function. Therapeutic exercises allow animals to build muscles, gain core strength, increase flexibility, and enhance the perception of body position. Hydrotherapy is beneficial for gait retraining, reduces inflammation, and allows comfortable movement with less weight bearing on sore joints.
What can I expect for a new patient evaluation with initial treatment?
The first appointment is very comprehensive, and you can expect to be here for up to 2.5 hours. We will begin by learning about your goals for your animal and getting to know you both.
To determine the compensation pattern, a gait and stance analysis will be performed.
Next, we will try all available treatment options, to judge what will be the most prosperous modalities of therapy.
The dog beds have Pulsed Electromagnetic Frequency to aid in healing at the cellular level. We will start with a complete physical and massage to aid relaxation. After we will try Acupuncture, Underwater Treadmill, Laser, massage, stretching, and teach you exercises to work on at home. This will be a charge of $200.00. After completion of the evaluation, we will set you up for your next appointment with the treatments best suited for your animal.
Does my pet need a referral before visiting Aiken Pet Fitness?
Absolutely not. Every patient’s history is thoroughly reviewed, including current problems and medications. Although, having access to your pet’s records beforehand saves time and helps us provide the best care.