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Veterinary Physiotherapy

Veterinary physiotherapy can be beneficial for all animals, ranging from pets, working dogs, sporting dogs and dogs with conditions or diseases or rehabilitation cases. Veterinary physiotherapy will help enable your animal to live comfortably and as pain free and happy as possible.

Conditions veterinary physiotherapy helps:

  • Arthritis
  • Hip/elbow dysplasia
  • Luxating patella
  • Fracture repair
  • Neurological conditions/problems
  • Cruciate disease or damage
  • Post-operative care
  • Pre-operative conditioning
  • Wound healing
  • Soft tissue repair including ligament and tendon repair
  • Reducing pain
  • Muscle building
  • Enhance performance

A vet referral is needed before commencing veterinary physiotherapy by law (Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966), you can find a referral form here.

Appointment times last one hour, the initial assessment lasting all this time, however, follow up assessments will take between 40 minutes to 1 hour. Within the veterinary physiotherapy session assessment techniques that will be used are:

  • Static assessment
  • Dynamic assessment
  • Range of motion assessment of the joints
  • Palpation

Through the assessment findings and our veterinary physiotherapists extensive knowledge and experience, they will implement appropriate treatment techniques and a tailored exercise rehabilitation program for your animal.

  • Massage therapy
  • Manual therapies
  • Exercise prescription
  • Home exercise programs
  • Electrotherapies

Within our electrotherapies we now offer laser therapy. This therapy is extremely effective at helping:

  • Help with arthritic symptoms
  • Reduce pain and inflammation
  • Soft tissue repair
  • Wound healing
  • Reduce tension

All physiotherapy sessions require a referral from your vet, which can be sent to us either by email or post. We will then contact you to book your appointment. Our referral form can be found under useful documents, or complete the enquiry form below and we will send you all the information you need.