Category Archives: Integrative and Rehabilitative Medicine

Laser Therapy at AMC

A dog receiving laser therapy at the Animal Medical Center

A laser is not a thing; it is an acronym which stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Clearly, laser is simpler. But there is nothing simple about lasers used in medicine. Lasers produce a very narrowly focused beam of light which can be very precisely aimed. Lasers also produce light restricted to

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Treating Pets with Acupuncture

What is acupuncture? Developed in China over 3,000 years ago, acupuncture uses small needles inserted into specific points on the body to achieve a desired healing effect. This technique has been used in both human and veterinary patients to treat existing conditions and also to prevent new problems from arising. According to Chinese medical philosophy,

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Holistic Rehabilitation Therapies for Pets

Massaging a dog

As the acceptance and demand for holistic therapies in humans increases, many pet owners are seeking similar therapies for their pets as well. As a result of this increased demand, the American Veterinary Medical Association has established guidelines for veterinary acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathic and holistic treatment. The Tina Santi Flaherty Rehabilitation and Fitness Service at

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