WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY?

VETERINARY PHYSIOTHERAPY

Physiotherapy helps to improve the wellbeing of a variety of animals. All animals including leisure and working animals can benefit. Services can vary from general maintenance to more specific pre-habilitation or rehabilitation following injury or surgery.

An individualised treatment plan will be created depending on findings from a thorough assessment. Techniques and therapies that may be used include; 

  • Massage and stretching 

  • Specific remedial exercise programs

  • LASER therapy

  • Therapeutic Ultrasound 

  • Heat or cold therapy

  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENs) 

  • Pulsed-electro Magnetic Field Therapy  

PHYSIOTHERAPY WORKS TO;

  • Reduce pain, swelling and muscle spasm or tension

  • Increase joint stability and reduce risk of injury

  • Aid in the management of long term conditions (arthritis, dysplasia)

  • Increase strength and condition

  • Improve proprioception and performance

  • Aid in rehabilitation post or pre surgery or injury

  • Help rehabilitation those with neurological conditions

  • General maintenance in leisure or working animals

COMMON EQUINE CONDITIONS TREATED

  • Back pain

  • Muscle pain, soreness, weakness, atrophy & imbalance 

  • Muscle, Tendon or Ligament injuries 

  • Nerve injuries 

  • Acute or Chronic conditions 

  • Joint conditions e.g Arthritis 

  • Swelling/oedema or haematoma

  • Injuries from accident or trauma 

COMMON CANINE CONDITIONS TREATED

  • Joint conditions e.g. Hip/elbow dysplasia, Arthritis

  • Ligament injuries 

  • Neurological conditions 

  • Fractures 

  • Obesity 

  • Acute or chronic conditions 

  • Injuries from accident or trauma