Canine Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy for dogs can range from maintenance sessions to treatment sessions for injury, musculoskeletal conditions, neurological diseases and long term rehabilitation.  As it is a holistic approach it targets not only the area of concern but also any areas of compensation caused due to changes in gait and mobility.

Dogs of all ages may benefit from physiotherapy, from developmental problems in puppies through to elderly dogs suffering with arthritis.  Post surgical rehabilitation can enhance the healing process and reduce recovery time.  Working/Performance dogs can also benefit from physiotherapy sessions to strengthen the musculoskeletal system to optimise performance and reduce the risk of injury.

General signs of injury could include:

  • Lameness
  • Change in gait pattern
  • Abnormal posture
  • Changes in behaviour
  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Weight shifting
  • Reluctance to go for walks or exercise
  • Asymmetry in muscles

Some conditions commonly treated with physiotherapy:

  • Hip and Elbow dysplasia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cruciate ligament injuries
  • Lameness and gait abnormalities
  • Pre and Post surgical treatment
  • Wound healing
  • Neurological conditions
  • Fractures
  • Stiffness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Intervertebral disc disease

Animals are treated in their own home and individual rehabilitation programs are designed for each animal to aid return to their normal lifestyle wherever possible.  Please contact me for further details on how physiotherapy may help your pet –

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