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What is physical rehabilitation?

Louis2205Physical rehabilitation is “the treatment of injury or illness to decrease pain and restore function.” Veterinary rehabilitation can be used for many reasons—to recover from an injury or surgical procedure, as a method of conservative management, or as a tool for weight loss. It can also be used as part of a conditioning program to promote the overall health of your pet. 

Dr. Brickman believes that physical rehabilitation can significantly improve the quality of life for any pet. Whether healthy, ailing, or disabled, this treatment provides the tools your pet needs to reach its highest potential.

Paw by Paw combines the professionalism of in-clinic rehabilitative services with the familiarity of your home environment. By virtue of its mobility, Paw by Paw provides comfort for the pet and convenience for the owner. This type of veterinary visit allows for increased bonding between you and your pet, as you are involved in every part of the rehabilitation process.



About Dr. Brickman

DSC02045Sofia Brickman DVM, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist |  Paw by Paw is the dream of Dr. Sofia Brickman. A fourth-generation doctor, she knew she wanted to be a veterinarian at the age of seven. Determined to continue her family’s medical legacy, but also add her own touch, Dr. Brickman decided she would use her academic drive and caring nature to help animals and their human companions. 

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara,
Dr. Sofia Brickman went on to study veterinary medicine at St. Matthew’s University in the Cayman Islands, and then continued with clinical training at Oklahoma State University. Early in veterinary school, Dr. Brickman attended a guest lecture, where she fell in love with the field of rehabilitation and decided to pursue it as her specialty. She continued her study of physical rehabilitation by attending lectures and conferences, as well as visiting rehabilitative clinics around the country. After graduating, Dr. Brickman obtained certification in veterinary rehabilitation at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute and in veterinary medical acupuncture from OneHealth SIM. Dr. Brickman is working to enhance her knowledge and professional expertise in order to offer the best possible care for your pet. Based in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Brickman serves West Hollywood and surrounding areas.