The Animal Rehab Center is a new physical rehabilitation facility located in downtown Asheville, NC. We provide in-house physical rehab focused on pet pain management, surgical recovery, and improved mobility for the animals of Western North Carolina.
Conditions improved with physical rehab vary from arthritis and mobility limitations to degenerative neurological conditions, to orthopedic surgical recovery. Depending on the condition, various exercises are performed to increase range of motion, improve balance, and strengthen muscles. Pain reduction is also an important part of rehab and can be accomplished with a variety of mechanisms such as massage, therapeutic laser, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and ice or heat therapy. Initially, rehab treatments may be aimed towards decreasing pain and inflammation, then improving range of motion and balance and, later, improving performance, stamina, and muscle size.
Animal Rehab Center is pleased to offer Aquatic Therapy, which includes a swimming pool and underwater treadmill, as well as “Land Therapy” or ground exercises to improve coordination and strength. Treatment modalities also include Therapeutic Devices such as Cold Laser, Therapeutic Ultrasound, Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation, and Assistive Devices to aid in mobility.
Practice owner and medical director Dr. Mark Ledyard graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. In 2015, he earned the title of Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP).
A skilled surgeon, Dr. Ledyard has a special interest in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, and advanced dentistry.
Dr. Ledyard has also been trained in the emerging field of Stem Cell Therapy and is excited about the health opportunities that this specialty will offer.