An initial physiotherapy consultation includes a thorough assessment of your pet's condition. This enables the physiotherapist to formulate an individually designed treatment program, including "Hands On" treatment techniques as well as a home exercise program allowing the owner to have an active role in their pet's rehabilitation.

Physiotherapists have an extensive knowledge of many different treatment techniques, and are skilled at evaluating movement patterns both on dry land and in the water.

Treatment Techniques include:

  • Soft tissue techniques including Myofasical release techniques and Trigger Point Therapy
  • Joint mobilisations/manipulation
  • Stretching/strengthening exercise
  • Movement re-education
  • Balance and Proprioception retraining
  • Electrotherapy
  • Fitness training
  • Hydrotherapy

Conditions Treated:

As in the human medical field, physiotherapy is beneficial in the treatment of many orthopaedic and neuromuscular disorders e.g.:

  • Cruciate Ligament injuries
  • Following Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomies (TPLO) / Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) surgeries
  • Patella luxation Surgery
  • Femoral head excision arthroplasty
  • Hip Dysplasia (Conservative and surgical management)
  • Elbow Dysplasia (Conservative and surgical management)
  • Spinal Cord Disorders including intervertebral disc disease, Fibro cartilaginous Emboli (FCE)
  • Peripheral Nerve injuries
  • Polyneuropathies (polyradiculoneuritis – Coon hound paralysis)
  • Neck and back pain
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle, ligament and tendon injuries
  • Movement disorders/gait re-education
  • Strengthening following medical conditions and cancer treatments
  • The Geriatric patient.

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