What is animal Physiotherapy?

Animal PhysioFollowing soft tissue injuries, fractures, trauma or surgery in humans, physiotherapy is common place to improve the rehabilitation process and restore function. Physiotherapy is now also available for dogs and cats and is rapidly becoming recognised for the prevention, cure and rehabilitation of many conditions in animals. It is used to help reduce pain, swelling and inflammation and it provides optimum conditions to help restore normal movement and function and build strength and muscle mass.

Conditions that may benefit from physiotherapy include:

  • Orthopaedic Conditions:
    • Cruciate ligament injury or surgery such as TPLO or lateral fabella suture
    • Surgery following patella luxation
    • Femoral head and neck excision
    • Hip / elbow dysplasia
    • Total hip replacement
    • Triple pelvic osteotomy
    • Shoulder arthroscopy or surgery
    • Multi – trauma / fractures following road traffic accident
    • Arthritis / degenerative conditions
    • Muscle strains and ligament sprains
    • Ligament and joint surgery
    • Corrective orthopaedic surgery
    • Deteriorating mobility
  • Neurological Conditions:
    • Post spinal surgery
    • Spondylosis / arthritis of the spine
    • Fibrocartilagenous embolism
    • Wobbler’s syndrome
    • Degenerative Myelopathy
    • Spinal cord shock or trauma
    • Nerve injuries
    • Back pain
  • Other Conditions:
    • Athletic conditioning for sporting and working dogs
    • Weight management, obesity
    • Geriatric conditioning