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Tulo Tuesday! He was actually in yesterday because Alyssa was missing him and needed to get some cuddles in. Like his Momma, Tulo dons wonderful costumes, though he doesn't look super impressed in the 2nd photo! ...

Christmas shenanigans with Danielle handing out yummy treats in full festive regalia :) ...

Say hello to some of our recent visitors :) Bella is a 5 yr old lab, the white curly coated cutie is Madison who is a 10 yr old Maltipoo, and Hannah, the 11 yr old Golden Doodle ♥ ...

Have you ever wondered about Laser treatment for your pet? Here at Coastland we offer Laser therapy for a wide variety of health issues - here is a little info on our laser:

Class 3b vs Class IV Lasers

The dose of energy administered to your pet with the Laser is measured in Joules (energy per pulse). Both Class 3b and Class 4 lasers are capable of delivering exactly the same number of Joules, however a Class 3b laser will take a slightly longer time to deliver the required number of Joules. This is not necessarily a bad thing. Studies have shown that low doses of a longer duration is more effective for the reduction of inflammatory processes, whereas high power and short time are inhibitory, helping with acute pain, but the actual healing is slower. Class 3B lasers do not produce heat, so they can be used with contact and pressure to the skin. With contact, more light is forced into the tissue. And by using pressure, blood, being the main absorber of the light, is reduced in the area and the light can more easily penetrate the tissue. The pressure will also lead the laser probe closer to the target. Thus, a Class 3B laser can penetrate deeper into tissue than a Class IV laser. At Coastland we are very happy with the results we see with our Respond 3b laser.
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Tulo is getting into the Christmas spirit! Happy Tulo Tuesday everyone :) ...

Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy

We are excited to announce that we now offer rehabilitation and physical therapy services to our canine and feline patients!

Nibs with her rehab laser goggles

Nibs with her rehab laser goggles

 

 

Dr. Robin Rainford and Anila Rondeau RVT, have completed certification through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in Colorado and Florida.  Dr. Tutteli Pukarinen continues to practice acupuncture.

 

We are passionate about maximizing your pets' recovery after injury or orthopedic surgery.  Patients who undergo rehabilitation and physical therapy have improved healing times and return to normal activity more rapidly.  Senior pets benefit from rehabilitation through improved mobility and better quality of life.

 

Our goal is to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment options for your pets' particular condition.  Soft tissue injuries, such as tendinopathies and muscle strains can be particularly difficult to diagnose and treat. 

It is very common to find compensatory problems which makes a full body assessment very mportant.  Our initials assessments are one hour long and consist of history taking, gait and posture analysis, a full orthopedic, soft tissue and neurologic exam and a recommended treatment plan for the condition.  The treatment plans may include Pulse Electromagnetic Field Bed Therapy (PEMF), laser therapy, acupuncture, manual therapy, tens or Electrical Muscle Stimulation, massage, stretching and in-clinic and home exercise programs.

 

 

 

We welcome our current patients as well as referrals from other veterinarians.

 

 

 

 

 

LASER TREATMENTS

 

class3vsclass4 chart

 

 

Class 3b vs Class IV Lasers

The dose of energy administered to your pet with the Laser is measured in Joules (energy per pulse). Both Class 3b and Class 4 lasers are capable of delivering exactly the same number of Joules, however a Class 3b laser will take slightly longer time to deliver the required number of Joules. This is not necessarily a bad thing. Studies have shown that low doses and long time is more effective for the reduction of inflammatory processes, whereas high power and short time are inhibitory, helping with acute pain, but the actual healing is slower. Class3B lasers do not produce heat, so it can be used with contact and pressure to the skin. With contact, more light is forced into the tissue. And by using pressure, blood, being the main absorber of the light, is reduced in the area and the light can more easily penetrate the tissue. The pressure will also lead the laser probe closer to the target. Thus, a Class 3B laser can penetrate deeper into tissue than a Class IV laser. At Coastland we are very happy with the results we see with our Respond 3b laser.

 

 

 

 

Arthritis and Laser Therapy (video):  https://vimeo.com/199855413/b7ddc983cd

What is PEMF therapy and how it works http://respondsystems.com/pemf/how-it-works/

How does the laser workhttp://respondsystems.com/laser/laser-how-it-works/

Please visit the below links

Canine Rehabilitation Institute     http://www.caninerehabinstitute.com

Canine Fitness Center    http://caninefitness.com/index.php

Respond Systems     http://respondsystems.com