Physical Rehabilitation

Pet Rehabilitation Lansing MI

Waverly Animal Hospital Boarding and Grooming is now offering additional pet services that encompass holistic animal wellness

  • Eastern medicine and physical therapy in people have been evaluated in dogs and cats over the past few years and now are acknowledged as effective ways to treat some pet disease and improve the quality of pet life
  • Custom therapy programs are created at Waverly Animal Hospital by a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner and veterinary acupuncturist
    • Treatment modalities used in the center include acupuncture, cold laser, and underwater resistance exercise
  • Veterinary referrals for acupuncture and physical rehabilitation are welcomed although not required
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Physical Rehabilitation

  • Rehabilitative methods work wonders in treating human orthopedic, neurologic, and other conditions and research showed dogs and cats benefit in a similar manner
  • Rehabilitation is recommended for:
    • Physical therapy for dogs leading up to surgical procedures
    • Enhancing recovery following orthopedic procedures, such as repair of cruciate ligaments
    • Pain management, such as in cases of arthritis
    • Assistance with weight loss and control
    • Condition or strengthening of athletic, work, and show dogs
  • Techniques used at our facility include:
    • Consultations and programming by 22 year veterinarian-veteran, Dr. Jennifer Stuhler, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Veterinarian (Chi University Integrative Veterinary Medical Institute, Reddick, FL)
    • Acupuncture performed by Dr. Stuhler who is certified in canine and feline acupuncture by Chi University and a member of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture
    • Cold laser therapy
    • Resistance therapy utilizing an underwater treadmill


  • Dr. Stuhler is one of very few veterinarians in central Michigan having knowledge and experience of dog and cat acupuncture and also certified by the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture
  • Acupuncture is a safe adjunct or alternative therapy for many conditions, including:
    • Degenerative disk disease and back pain
    • Osteoarthritis and joint pain
    • Post-operative pain
    • Neurological disease such as intervertebral disk disease, laryngeal paralysis, and seizures
    • Gastrointestinal disease such as vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation
    • Respiratory disease such as coughs and asthma
    • Behavioral disorders including anxiety
    • Skin disease
    • Endocrine disease
    • Cancer
    • Analgesia and wellness management of patients in hospice
  • Stimulation of the acupoint releases beta-endorphins, serotonin and other neurotransmitters, resulting in:
    • Analgesia (control of pain)
    • Tissue healing
    • Regulation of gastrointestinal motility
    • Regulation of inflammation, including body temperature
    • Immunoregulation
    • Hormone regulation
  • Most patients tolerate acupuncture very well and become sedate or fall asleep during treatment

Accepting new patients! Boarding is Available!

We had to put our cat down the other day and they were wonderful. They let me pick the time to come in and everyone we worked with was incredibly empathetic. I’m very grateful for the expedient and excellent care and attention we received.
Krystal K.

Primary Communities Served

Carson City

East Lansing
Eaton Rapids

Grand Ledge



Saint Johns