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Active Pet Rehabilitation has been providing mobility solutions for veterinary practice patients in Perth since 2008. There’s no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to therapy — every pet is unique, so their treatment has to be as well. A wealth of experience and breadth of qualifications ensures we consistently put together comprehensive, personalised rehabilitation treatments for each animal referred to us.
We offer a range vet-approved rehabilitation services. These treatments are commonly used following surgery or injury, but can also be applied to degenerative conditions, or ailments that occur over time.
Aqua Treadmill Therapy:
This is used to support, strengthen, stretch, and aid recovery from injury or immobility.
Phototherapy and Massage:
Phototherapy (laser) improves circulation, muscle relaxation, and tissue repair. Combined with massage therapy, this session improves mobility and reduces pain.
Stability and Strengthening Exercise:
Included in all Aqua Treadmill sessions and revisits, these gentle exercises improve balance and stability without overloading joints.
Fun and fitness for your beloved senior pet. These sessions include gentle stability exercises and stamina building walks in the aqua treadmill.
Used to relieve muscle and tendon contractures following injury or major surgery.
Neuromuscular stimulation is used for building specific muscles following injury, or to correct growth abnormalities. This therapy may also be used in conjunction with Aqua Treadmill Therapy.
Tyson, 13 years old
“My husband and I can’t thank Carmel enough for everything she’s done for out Tyson. We’ve learned so much from her and will continue on with all the knowledge she’s given us to help and assist our darling Tyson in his aging years. He’s lived much longer than was anticipated and we treasure each day with him."
Purchase our fun packages for your pet, or treat a friend’s pet!
Super Seniors Program:
This five-session program helps improve strength, balance, mobility, and active longevity for your senior pals. They also receive lots of mental stimulation, where they produce lots of feel-good endorphins, which leaves tails wagging! If they’re up for it, they can also spend some time on the aqua treadmill where they can splash around on a safe and fun way, whilst getting the exercise they need.
It’s like a day spa for your pet! These relaxation sessions are redeemable for two aqua treadmill re-visits, or three super senior sessions as part of ongoing care, or three massage and/or phototherapy sessions as a relaxing boost. You can even mix and match treatments to best suit your pet’s needs.
Lucy, 12 years old
“Our 12-year-old Lucy lost the use of her back legs in just 36 hours. We were absolutely devastated. Then, she lost the use of her front legs as well. She couldn’t do anything but wag her tail. Carmel has been an amazing support for Lucy and me. She equipped me with the knowledge and skills to follow up with treatments at home. Progress has been slow, but very encouraging!”
Meet the Team
Carmel is a certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner and has been an active member of the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists in the UK since 1996. Working in specialist veterinary orthopaedic practice from 1997 to 2002 has given her a great understanding of surgeries performed which would benefit from post-op rehabilitation. She also gained insight into the problems faced by surgeons and pet owners during animal recovery.
Carmel consistently reads up on the latest research and techniques to ensure she is providing the best possible treatments for injured or disabled pets. She thrives when her patients do, and loves seeing pets get back to comfortable mobility, so they can just enjoy being pets.
Sam has been a part of the Active Pet Family since January 2016. After finishing Vet Nurse studies in 2009, Sam went on to work as a veterinary nurse for a practice with a Hydrotherapy centre. Here she found her for rehabilitation. She lives with furry family of Dogs, Cats, Fish, and a Turtle named Troy.
Lucy, although a little shy, has been with us since July 2017 and is full of energy and enthusiasm having extend her animal rehabilitation qualifications. Completing her thesis on weight management she is very keen to help us set up these sessions to help manage comfort and mobility for your pets.
Steph is the newest family member at Active Pet Rehab, and is hoping that it doesn’t take Carmel as long to get her photo up here as it did everyone else’s. She is one of the early graduates of Australia’s first canine hydrotherapy course and is putting her qualification to good use at both our aquatreadmills.
Nobody knows your pet like you do. When you bring your pet to Active Pet Rehab, you become a part of our rehabilitation team. In fact, you’re the most important person! It’s you who puts in the time for extra walks, planned exercises, specific stretches, and you’re the one who brings in your dog or cat to us for their treatments. So, thanks for working alongside us and trusting us to look after your furry friend!
Active Pet Rehabilitation was 11 years old this January.
In dog years that makes us senior too!
To celebrate we are now offering Super Seniors sessions to help improve mobility and comfort for your best friend at a special price.
One of the best things to help keep older pets comfortable is regular controlled exercise. This helps to maintain muscle strength and reduce pain and stiffness.
Sign up your best friend for our Super Seniors program to keep them comfortable and loving life for longer.
30 minute Super Senior Sessions for dogs over 8 years of age include:
gentle balance exercises.
water walking session in our heated aqua treadmill and
Special price of:
$435 for 5 sessions or,
$870 for 10 sessions (paid at the first session)
That's just $87 per session (normal price $108 per session)
Sessions are available on Tuesdays from 10am - 6pm, Thursdays 2pm - 6pm and alternate Saturdays at either of our locations.
At your first session you will receive:
Easy exercises for your dog to improve their daily living
Diet advice for your super senior to get the most out of life
A diary for monitoring medication and pain control
Includes a Super Senior doggy bag of achievement after their first 5 sessions!