Dogs and Cats

Physiotherapy for your pet can be part of their routine maintenance or in response to a specific condition or issue that they may be experiencing. Physiotherapy in canines and felines has become increasingly popular due to the numerous range of conditions that can be improved using a variety of physiotherapy techniques.

Your pet's assessment will be carried out at your home with the initial appointment lasting approximately 60 minutes. Assessment includes analysis of your dog or cats movement followed by a thorough evaluation of the joints and soft tissues. Indicated treatment will then be provided alongside a home exercise programme for you to continue with in order to optimise the treatment effects.

Conditions that may benefit from Physiotherapy include:

  • Rehabilitation following orthopaedic surgery- for example, following surgery for hip dysplasia, cruciate disease, elbow dysplasia or fractures
     

  • Neurological conditions- such as surgical or conservative management of intervertebral disc disease, fibrocartilaginous embolism, and vestibular disease
     

  • Joint problems- including osteoarthritis, osteochondritis dissecans, stiffness and pain
     

  • Acute or chronic pain or discomfort
     

  • Nerve injury
     

  • Soft tissue injury- including strains, tears and tendonopathies
     

  • Functional limitations e.g difficulty jumping in/out f the car or getting up and down stairs

  • Return to sport following injury or illness

              

Treatment Options Include: 
 
  • Soft tissue and joint Mobilisation
  • Myofascial Release and trigger point therapy

  • Massage and lymphatic drainage

  • Stretching

  • Proprioceptive sports taping

  • Therapeutic exercise programmes

  • Electrotherapy modalities including TENs and NMES

  • Class 3B laser

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