Canine/ Dog Physiotherapy

Conditions treated
  • Rehabilitation after surgery- for example following surgery for hip and elbow dysplasia and cruciate disease
  • Rehabilitation following fractures
  • Joint problems- including degeneraive disease/arthritis, pain/injury/stiffness in joints eg. elbow dysplasia, hip dysplasia, cranial cruciate ligament rupture
  • Back, neck and pelvic pain- including intervertebral disc disease, lumbosacral stenosis
  • Muscle, tendon and ligament strain/tears
  • Neurological conditions 
  • Neoplasia (cancer) 
  • Pain or discomfort
  • Difficulty with function eg. jumping, stairs
  • Reluctance to play or exercise
  • Unusual behaviour
  • Lameness
  • Overweight
 
 
 
 
The sporting and working dog
The sporting or working dog is an elite athlete. Physiotherapy can help the dog to achieve working and sporting goals through prevention and treatment of injuries and pain.
 
The injured dog
Physiotherapy can help in the treatment and rehabilitation of dogs that have suffered from fractures, muscle and ligament injury. Working in liaison with the veterinarian the treatments the physiotherapist uses can reduce pain, enhance healing and restoring the dog’s movement following injury.
 
 
Congenital and orthopaedic conditions
Congenital problems such as hip and elbow dysplasia, and cruciate disease are common. These conditions can cause pain and loss of function reducing the dogs quality of life. Physiotherapy can help to manage pain, and provide programs designed to help the dog improve and maintain function.
 
Neurological problems
Physiotherapy can help in the rehabilitation  of animals with neurological problems such as  spinal disc disease whether a conservative or surgical approach  is decided on. Treatments employed by the physiotherapists can reduce pain and help to improve movement via gait re-education and exercise programmes.
 
After surgery
Following surgery due to orthopaedic or neurological diseases and fractures the physiotherapist can help in the rehabilitation process working closely with the veterinarian. Early intervention and treatment with physiotherapy can enhance recovery and help in the prevention of complications.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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