Hydrotherapy & Thermotherapy at The Rollins Center
The Rollins Center at Saint Francis Veterinary Center is the region’s leading animal physical therapy clinic, offering a comprehensive range of services, modalities and technologies to aid pets in injury or surgery recovery, pain management, and overall wellness.
Hydro, or aquatic, therapies have been used by humans for centuries, and The Rollins Center offers state of the art hydrotherapy services directed at the treatment of chronic conditions, post-operative recovery, and pre-operative or general fitness in animals, primarily dogs.
Thermotherapy is the application of hot or cold elements to the body for pain relief and improvement of a patient’s health. It can take the form of heated or cold applications, hot water, ultrasound, heating pad or ice packs, specialized packs, aquatic therapies, and many others. It can be beneficial to patients with arthritis, stiff muscles and injuries to the deep tissue of the skin and musculature.
“As a professional athlete, I use these therapies on a regular basis to heal injuries, keep my body healthy, and prevent problems from occurring. Specialized applications of hot and cold elements are critical to keeping the body healthy, and The Rollins Center applies the same therapies I use in my baseball career to helping animals in their lives. On top of that, hydrotherapies are time-tested methods for helping both humans and animals to heal following surgery or injury, as well as to achieve optimal levels of individual health.” -Jimmy Rollins, All Star shortstop for the Philadelphia Phillies