Game on with Animal Rehabilitation!
by Dr Sara Lam, RA Healing Centre
12 April, Fri 6:30pm -8:00pm | Stage
Animal rehabilitation does not only mean ‘go for a swim’. In contrary to many pet owners and even veterinarian’s beliefs, ground therapeutic exercises are actually the most important part of an integral orthopaedic or neurologic rehabilitation programme for animals who are injured or as part of the palliative treatment for the geriatrics.
The goal of therapeutic exercises combines balance, strength, endurance, range of motion and flexibility into a series of exercises for injury recovery and prevention.
The importance of regular daily home exercise for owners to aim for an effective and efficient recovery for their furkids. Most of the exercises are done without equipment or can be modified with home furniture.
Pet owners can get involved with the prescribed daily exercises by our Rehabilitation Veterinarian and your furkids will become so much happier, walk much faster and have much more energy than ever before.
There will be demonstrations on different exercises at the various exercising stations and the Rehabilitiation Team will be on hand to correct the dog's posture and owner's handling skill.
Dogs of any age are allowed to participate as long as they are friendly and without existing pain.
Dr. Sara Lam, BVSc (Sydney), CCRT (U.S.), CVA graduated with Bachelors of Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney in 2012.
She is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) and a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA). She has a focus on small animals and have worked in Australia and Singapore. During the clinical experience, she had developed a strong passion in geriatric, post-operative and palliative care.
Sara’s goal is to help animals to be pain-free and active as much as possible and she is dedicated to improve the fur-kids’ quality of life before the disease process gets too advanced. Her approach to a truly holistic rehabilitation plan is innovative and always scientifically-proven.
On top of taking the best from both Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine, the holistic rehabilitation plan also includes a detailed nutritional assessment on the diet and an evaluation of the biomechanics issues resulted from many orthopaedic and neurological conditions.
RA Healing Centre is Singapore’s first full fledged rehabilitation centre for animals. We provide a truly holistic rehabilitation plan that includes detailed nutritional assessment on the diet and an evaluation of the biomechanics issues resulted from many orthopaedic and neurological conditions.
There are 2 components to our rehabilitation treatment, which comprises of pain management and strength conditioning. Our 2 veterinarians in RA Healing Centre are also trained in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) and acupuncture.