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Canine Rehab Centre

Through a holistic approach that combines advanced therapies, personalised exercise programs, and compassionate care, we strive to optimise your dog’s mobility, strength, and overall well-being. Whether recovering from injury, surgery, or simply seeking to improve fitness levels, our experienced team is here to support your canine friend every step of the way on their journey to optimal health and happiness.

Our Rehabilitation Services

Rehab Services

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is the backbone of a comprehensive rehabilitation program. Simply put, it is the hands-on assessment and treatment of the spine, joints and muscles….

Laser Therapy

Laser light therapy uses a non-invasive laser device which emits specific doses and wavelengths of light. The laser uses light to enhance and speed up the natural healing processes…

Ultrasound Therapy

Where the laser uses light waves for cellular regulation, ultrasound therapy stimulates blood flow and enzyme activity using sound waves. The sound waves provide a painless…

Underwater Treadmill

Water provides buoyancy as well as support. In our state of the art treadmill we can adjust the level of water to provide the level of support or resistance that best fits your…

About Us

We’re a newly established canine rehabilitation centre based in Upper Coomera on the Gold Coast. Janet, our qualified Rehab Practitioner has extensive experience working in the rehabilitation field and is passionate about getting pets back to their best physical form to ensure they’re living a happy and healthy life.

The practice of applying rehabilitation techniques, long used in human medicine, to the animal population is an ever growing field worldwide. At Canine Rehab Centre, your pet will receive a comprehensive evaluation by our certified canine rehabilitation practitioner on their first visit.

This in-depth evaluation can include measurements of their joint range of motion, assessment of any muscle atrophy, palpation to assess painful areas as well as an analysis of their mobility. It is often times during this evaluation that we discover secondary issues which may have developed as your pet was trying to compensate for an injury. The information gathered in this evaluation will then be used to develop a treatment plan specifically tailored to your pets needs. We can use a variety of techniques to help your pet get back to living their best life.

How can we help?

There are a range of conditions that can benefit from our canine rehabilitation services. Here are just some of the areas that we can help treat:

Post Operative Orthopaedic Rehabilitation


Hip & Elbow Dysplasia

Muscle Strains

Gait & Posture Issues

Ageing Issues

Wound Healing

Supportive Movement

Neurological Injury Recovery


....and more!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is canine rehabilitation?

Canine rehabilitation, is a form of veterinary medicine that focuses on improving a dog’s mobility, strength, and function after an injury, surgery, or illness. Canine rehab treatments may include a variety of therapies, such as exercise, manual therapy, hydrotherapy, laser therapy and more.

What common conditions may benefit from rehab?

Some common conditions that may benefit from canine rehabilitation include orthopedic injuries, such as cruciate ligament tears or hip dysplasia, neurological conditions, such as intervertebral disc disease, and chronic conditions, such as osteoarthritis or obesity.

How long does canine rehabilitation take?

The length of canine rehabilitation treatments will vary depending on the dog’s condition and the severity of their injury or illness. Some dogs may only need a few sessions, while others may require ongoing treatment for several months.

When is canine rehabilitation recommended?

Canine rehabilitation may be recommended for dogs that have suffered an injury, undergone surgery, or have a chronic condition that affects their mobility and quality of life. It may also be recommended as a preventative measure for senior dogs or dogs that are predisposed to certain conditions.

What types of treatments are used in canine rehab?

Canine rehab treatments may include a variety of therapies, such as manual therapy (such as massage and joint mobilisation), therapeutic exercise (such as strengthening and balance exercises), hydrotherapy (such underwater treadmill) and physical agent modalities (such as laser therapy and phonophoresis).

Do I need a referral from my vet?

No, But we will need to work closely with your vet to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your dog’s specific needs.

Will my dog be sore from rehabilitation?

It is possible for your dog to feel some soreness after a canine rehab treatment, especially if the treatment involved exercise or manual therapy. This is similar to how humans may feel sore after a workout or a massage.

However, our therapist will monitor your dog’s response to treatment and adjust the treatment plan as needed to minimize any discomfort. Additionally, they may provide you with instructions for at-home care, such as ice therapy or gentle stretching, to help manage any soreness or stiffness that your dog may experience.

If you notice that your dog is in significant pain or discomfort after a rehab treatment, it is important to contact your rehabilitation therapist or veterinarian for guidance. They may recommend adjusting the treatment plan or providing additional support to help your dog feel more comfortable.

Veronique Aarsen
Veronique Aarsen
Janet has worked wonders with my dog, restoring him to a state of happiness and relaxation. My 12-year-old cocker spaniel, who suffers from IVDD, faced discomfort due to cramped muscles around his spine even after his back had healed. Janet's intensive therapy, incorporating laser and hydrotherapy during the initial month, was nothing short of miraculous. Her skilled hands seemed to work magic, gradually transforming my dog's demeanor from stiff and uncomfortable to joyful within just six weeks of weekly sessions. Now, we maintain a monthly schedule with Janet to ensure that he stays supple and content.
Skylah Jones Music
Skylah Jones Music
I have been taking my boy Rocky to Janet now for about 6 months and must say Rocky has greatly improved with his physiotherapy and especially his hydrotherapy. Rocky had a horrific accident which left him paralyzed in his hind legs but now thanks to Janet Rocky is slowly gaining his walking ability back now with all the work Janet is doing with our boy. From not being able to wag his tail or sit up to taking steps and feeling more confident in himself it was the best decision to take Rocky to Janet and her team. I can-not Thank-you enough Janet for the wonderful work you have done with our beautiful boy and now we have the hope that Rocky will indeed walk again one day soon!! 🐾🐾🐾 Best place on the Gold Coast for a caring and highly trained canine physiotherapist with dedication and passion for what she does 💕 God bless you Janet and your work! 🙏🏻🐾🙏🏻
Georgia Beth
Georgia Beth
Janet is incredible! She has changed our boy for the better and he is so much more agile and comfortable now. We are so lucky to have found her
Makealah Jade
Makealah Jade
My baby has been coming here due a spinal issue. Janet has been incredible with Cj. She’s so knowledgeable and brilliant with Cj. Highly recommend coming here if your pet is showing any signs of pain. My baby is now 12 years old and walks around like a 3 year old, fully of energy and so happy! ❤️
James Watts
James Watts
Janet has been so helpful in improving the quality of life in our elderly dog. We see our old girl is more comfortable after her visits with physio and laser therapy. So glad we found Janet!
Sarah Bedford
Sarah Bedford
My dog Willow is a patient here and we have had a wonderful experience. Janet is lovely and is great with my old girl. We have done laser, manual and hydro therapy. The home exercises are explained well and easy to follow. I saw a huge improvement after finishing the program. Our goal now is to maintain her improvement. I can't wait for our follow up to see how she is maintaining!
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