What are some conditions that would benefit from rehab?

Ali Trotta DVM CVA CCRT​​

   Ali graduated Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts with a BS in Animal Science.  She then continued on to the midwest where she graduated from Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine.    During vet school, she saw first hand the benefits of Acupuncture.  Right out of school she completed her certification in Veterinary Acupuncture  in Toronto, Canada through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.  

   Thanks to the support and patience of Dr. Carolyn Cannon, Ali completed her certification as a Canine Rehabilitation Therapist through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute.  It has been a long term dream to open a rehab clinic and practice all the best parts of veterinary medicine every day.  VRAC is that dream.

   When Ali is not bustling around with dogs and sometimes cats in the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, two dogs, a cat and a bird.  She has also learned a good deal about the importance of conditioning through her marathon training as she has completed six marathons and counting.

   We are located in what many locals would call "the old Salisbury Bank in Sharon".  As a rehab clinic it has become a perfect fit.  The Drive up teller and walk up ATM are being repurposed into an indoor therapy pool.  The offices have become an exam room and an underwater treadmill room.  Once the teller stations were removed, the open space provided the perfect amount of space for therapeutic exercise.  All in all an ideal situation and wonderful location in the heart of Sharon, Connecticut, my home town!

  • arthritis, degenerative joint disease
  • bone and joint surgeries
  • hip or elbow dysplasia
  • spinal injuries or surgeries
  • neurologic diseases
  • muscle or tendon injuries
  • obesity and weight loss
  • conditioning for sporting dogs
  • geriatric weakness

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   The goal of rehabilitation is to restore some, if not all of the animal's physical, functional and or sensory abilities.  Rehab can speed the recovery while keeping the animal as comfortable as possible and prevent complications that come with disuse and atrophy.  While in the rehab program during a recovery process, pain management is a very important focus.  Multiple modalities are implemented such as acupuncture, laser, tens, stretching and therapeutic massage.

What can rehab do for your pet