Chartered Physiotherapists have all trained in human physiotherapy and worked in practice before upgrading to work with animals. The considerable experience gained in the human field develops skills which are largely transferable to animal physiotherapy. Their experience and specialities are diverse and therefore treatment programmes may be highly specialised.
Chartered Physiotherapists have specialist knowledge in anatomy and biomechanics, physiology and pathology and use the detailed assessment to tailor treatments to each animal, its condition and the stage of the problem.
Whether your pet's treatment is conservative (treatment without surgery), "Pre-hab" to maximise the potential for a successful outcome from a surgical intervention, or post surgical management and rehab from as early as day one.
The main types of treatments that a Chartered Physiotherapist may use are designed to promote normal movement;
- Hands-on techniques - manipulation, massage, myofascial release, trigger point release, reflex inhibition techniques, specific stretches and treating compensatory muscular soreness, asymmetry and musculoskeletal dysfunction.
- Electrotherapy - Ultrasound, laser, muscle stimulation, TENS, interferential, pulsed electromagnetic energy, H wave; providing pain relief and to promote efficient healing.
- Exercise Therapy - rehabilitation programmes which aim to help your pet maximise the potential for recovery and prevention from further injury, core stability exercises, proprioceptive and sport specific training, Hydrotherapy.
- Expert Advice & Education - handling, and posture advice, exercise advice, education of conditions and particularly early post operative management.
The range of conditions treated is vast but the most common are:
- Orthopaedic conditions, Including fractures and joint salvage procedures including tendon and ligament injuries.
- Neurological conditions
- Sports injuries or poor performance issues
- General muscular, and joint pain, asymmetry and musculo skeletal dysfunction
- Spinal pain and injuries
- Performance problems or enhancement of the sporting or working animal
Physiotherapy practice in animals is expanding into other specialist areas such as respiratory care, orthotics and balance disorders and can offer advice and support to you and your pet throughout their life stages, including palliative care.
To book your appointment please contact us direct or ask your veterinary professional to complete and return a referral form to us. You can also call us on 01635 521915 or send us an email at
- Hip and elbow dysplasia
- DM Degenerative Myelopathy
- Spinal injuries
- Cruciate ligament injuries
- Cardiovascular fitness
- Mental stimulation
- Muscle strengthening, maintenance and restoration
- Recovering from injuries
- Pre and Post Op
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