The first referral center of Barcelona specialized in Veterinary Rehabilitation.
We are veterinary rehabilitators:
Cruciate ligament rupture (extracapsular techniques, TTA, TPLO …), elbow / arthroscopy surgery, patellar luxation, arthroplasty or hip replacement, traumatic fractures, partial or complete arthrodesis.
Tendinopathy of m. supraspinatus, tendinopathy of m. biceps, medial shoulder instability, carpal hyperextension grade I-II, conservative management of cruciate ligament rupture, patellar luxation grade I-II, hip and elbow dysplasia, myopathy of m. gracilis, fibrotic contracture of m. quadriceps, tendinopathy of the Achilles tendon.
Post-surgical and conservative management of herniated discs (SLOT, hemilaminectomies, fenestration, etc …), spinal stabilization, chronic disc protrusions, Wobbler syndrome, vertebral subluxations, syringomyelia, neuropathies.
Chronic joint degeneration (osteoarthritis of the hip, knee, elbow), degenerative myelopathy, degenerative lumbosacral stenosis…
Impaired mobility and/or secondary pain
Fibrocartilaginous thromboembolism in dogs, feline aortic thromboembolism, immunocomplex deposition due to leishmaniosis/ehrlichiosis, Neospora spp.infection, cerebellar hypoplasia, swimmer syndrome, agenesis and/or aplasia …
With laser we can help to the management of wound closure, treat multirresistant bacteria otitis, cure gingivostomatitis in cats…
Why doing rehabilitation?
Our mission is to return as much as possible the locomotive capacities to the patient and improve its quality of life
Relieves acute and chronic pain
Reduce post-surgical recovery time
Improves the quality of life of senior animals
Decreases the need for drug treatment
Can prevent injuries and recurrences
Increases the success of managing overweight patients
Improves the performance of the sportive or working dogs
Helps the improvement in behaviour disorders
Manual and physical therapy
Neuro muscular bandaging
Acupuncture and Electroacupuncture
Pulsing electromagnetic field therapy
Underwater treadmill hydrotherapy
Prosthetics and nutrition
Way of working
Personalized Rehabilitation Plan
The PATIENT, the OWNER and the CIRCUMSTANCES of the moment must be taken into account when carrying out the rehabilitation plan.
That’s why we perform:
- Clinic history
- Environment analysis
- Diet assessment
- Functional questionnaires
- Posture evaluation
- Evaluation of movement and gait pattern
- Palpation diagnosis
- Veterinary, neurological and orthopaedic physical exam.
thanks to these data we set the OBJECTIVES to comply with the collaboration of the owner.
We establish a personalized rehabilitation plan.
According to the therapies chosen in the Rehabilitation Plan, the duration and frequency of the sessions can vary.
Our center is fully enabled so that all pets with mobility problems can move easily.
Discover our underwater treadmill hydrotherapy area, where animals can recover their muscles mass without joint impact.
The center has a large gym area to exercise different muscle groups and work the proprioception.
In addition, we have a quiet and noise-free space, where animals can receive physical and manual therapy treatments without distractions.
The soul of CRAR…
She got licensed in Veterinary Medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2015.
In 2018 Marina obtained her Master in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation of Dogs and Cats from the Complutense University of Madrid, establishing herself as one of the few professionals in the country with this studies. She has completed the Diploma in Veterinary Acupuncture from IVAS Spain, and has made stays abroad in rehabilitation reference centers such as Physio-Vet amb David Pryde (Crewe, UK).
She has combined clinical practice and on-road rehabilitation from the last 4 years. The increase in demand among veterinary clinics for a quality reference service in Barcelona has led her to the establishment of CRAR Marina is still in constant training, regularly attending conferences and courses related to veterinary rehabilitation.
We want to be a reliable complement for all those hospitals, clinics and veterinary facilities that require a rehab service for their patients, without fear of losing the client, because we do not offer any other service outside our specialty. Thus, we also advise those veterinary rehabilitators who need a second opinion or need to refer a case to make a specific therapy.
How does the referral service work?
- We receive from you the historyand all the testsperformed (x-rays, labs performed…)
- We do a case study and get in touch with your center.
- We met with the owner, and after the first functional assessment visit and already established the rehabilitation plan, you will receive a copy.Weekly, we will inform you of the evolution of the patient, always being available for any consultation.
If you are interested in being a referral center or wish to send us a case, contact us and we will provide you with all the information.
CRAR BCN is also for you…
Do you want to take care of your pet completely?
Are you worried that your senior pet doesn’t have a good quality of life?
Do you want him/her to recover as quickly as possible from an injury or surgery?
Does his/her have pain and would you like to give him/her less drugs?
… From CRAR we will coordinate with your veterinarian to assess your case together and look for the best therapeutic combination.