Thermotherapy for Dogs

Animal Rehabilitation Thermotherapy


  • use of superficial cold source applied to remove heat from an affected area
  • causes vasoconstriction and slows metabolic rate of tissue reactions, reducing inflammation, swelling and pain
  • most effective in acute inflammatory phase following tissue trauma
  • may also be used during later healing stages to minimize inflammation following rehabilitative exercises


  • use of superficial heat source to apply heat to an affected area
  • enhances the healing process by increasing local circulation and metabolic rate of tissue reactions (increased rate of delivery of nutrients to and waste products from affected tissues)
  • may be used to warm tissues prior to exercise or stretching (heat increases extensibility of tissues allowing for greater flexibility and more effective stretching)

Animal Rehabilitation Thermotherapy

For additional information on thermotherapy for dogs please contact us.