Pain management and rehabilitation is a new and growing field in veterinary medicine, especially for dogs and cats. Similar to human medicine, veterinary pain management and rehabilitation focuses on the treatment of injuries and illnesses with the goals of decreasing pain, restoring function, increasing rates of recovery, and enhancing quality of life. Treatments utilize a variety of non-invasive techniques including (but not limited to) therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, laser therapy, weight management, and hydrotherapy to achieve these goals. They address a wide range of conditions including neurological, geriatric, post-surgical, and orthopedic diagnoses.
Diagnoses commonly treated:
- Muscle/tendon/ligament injuries
- Hip/elbow dysplasia
- Patella luxation
- Sports-related injuries
- End-of-life pain management
- Post-surgical conditions
- Degenerative myelopathy
- Intervertebral disc disease
- Fibrocartilagenous embolism
- Peripheral nerve disease
- Lumbosacral disease
- Vestibular disorders
Island Paws is located in Haiku at The Aloha Aina Center (810 Kokomo Road, Suite 160). Island Paws also operates out of a satellite clinic in Kihei at Kihei Veterinary Clinic (1476 South Kihei Road). Mobile services are still offered but for an additional fee.
Hours of Operation
Clients are currently seen Monday-Saturday, by appointment only.
Prices vary according to extent of injury, location of treatment, and involvement of therapies.
An initial evaluation is required to get to know you and your pet. It consists of a thorough medical history review, a comprehensive physical exam, program design, initial treatment, and development of a home exercise program. It runs 90 minutes and costs $130.
Follow-up treatments are dependent on the goals of you and your pet. They range from 30-60 minutes and cost $30-$100 based on the nature of treatment and the time dedicated to your pet.
Packages are available at a discounted fee.
Mobile services are available for an additional fee.