BARC – BEACH ANIMAL REHABILITATION CENTER
We are proud to provide treatment to your pet by both Doctors of Veterinary Medicine and Doctors of Physical Therapy which in combination give your pet the best possible outcomes. Along with a caring, compassionate and experienced staff we are able to achieve success and allow your pet to have an improved quality of life.
Beach Animal Rehabilitation Center (BARC) is a specialty clinic specifically aimed at helping pets live longer, healthier lives by treating them using a holistic approach combining both Eastern and Western medicine techniques. Rehabilitation is performed by a combination of caring, qualified veterinarians and physical therapists specifically certified in this growing field. Treatment can include acupuncture, physical therapy modalities such as LASER, therapeutic ultrasound, manual therapies as well as exercise, nutrition, supplements and other state of the art technologies designed to provide pain relief, aid in recovery and provide overall improved functional mobility.
Rehabilitation is beneficial in treating many conditions including:
Arthritis, post-surgical treatment, accidents or trauma, pain, gait abnormalities, hip or elbow dysplasia, knee injuries, disc disease, undiagnosed lameness, age related issues, weight loss/gain
Acupuncture has been used in humans for years with great success and we use it as well in animals to reduce chronic pain and promote health and healing. The American Veterinary Association has recognized acupuncture as becoming a more mainstream part of veterinary medicine and it is widely used in the field of animal rehabilitation. […]
Modalities This can include the following: LASER therapy which helps decrease inflammation, reduce pain, improve wound healing. Therapeutic Ultrasound which can be used to decrease tightness in muscles, increase blood flow or to drive medicine into an area. Electrical Stimulation which can be used to re-educate muscles that have atrophied, or reduce spasms and pain. […]
The healing power of water has been used for years in helping humans recover from injuries. At BARC we use the underwater treadmill to assist with range of motion, strength, endurance and improving your pets ability to weight bear on an injured limb. The underwater treadmill is a great tool but isn’t the answer for […]
Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) or thermography, is a highly sensitive diagnostic test that scans and measures infrared radiation or heat at the body’s skin surface. These measurements are translated into an accurate graphic image called a ‘thermogram’. It has been long recognized that changes in skin temperature are under the sympathetic control of the […]
Food Therapy Nutrition is a key element in the healing process. We at BARC want you to know exactly what you are feeding your pet and how it may benefit them during the rehabilitation process. We will take the time to review your current food explaining all the ingredients and if requested we can make […]
Carts for Pets
Front Wheel/Rear Wheel and Quad Carts. If your pet is in need of “wheels” to prolong or improve their mobility we can help. At BARC we choose to work closely with Eddie’s Wheels to make sure that your cart is properly measured and built specifically for your pet. Our team has been measuring and fitting […]
At BARC we understand the needs of injured and ailing pets and therefore are able to offer grooming to pets with special needs and attention. We know that some pets are unable to stand for long periods of time required for grooming, some pets have difficulty standing if able at all. These pets should be […]
Ozone is formed when oxygen molecules (O2) split and re-combine 3 oxygen atoms (O3) into a single molecule. This is achieved by running pure oxygen through an ozone generator. ‘Ozonotherapy’ is the use of medical grade ozone, which is highly reactive in the body, to create a curative response. The reactive properties of ozone prompt […]