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Canine Physiotherapy

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Canine physiotherapy can be beneficial for all dogs, whether they are a family pet, working, sporting or competition dog. The physiotherapeutic techniques employed can reduce your dog’s pain, improve performance, reduce asymmetries and restore normal muscle control for better movement and function.

Changes in your dog that may indicate they are in need of a physiotherapy assessment include: lameness, muscle wastage, difficulty jumping in/out of car, reluctancy to exercise, toe scuffing, and behavioural changes. For a sporting dog this may include: knocking poles, shortened stride, slower round times, fidgeting or crooked sits.

From favourite treats to different personalities, we know that every pet is an individual. This means that every dog needs to be treated differently when it comes to their treatment, exercise prescription and daily routines.

How can physiotherapy help your dog?

Canine physiotherapy can play a pivotal role in ensuring your canine companion can live life to the fullest.


Rehabilitation- Veterinary Referral

  • Preventative care​

  • Pain management

  • Increasing core and muscle strength

  • Improving posture

  • Home management changes

  • Maintaining fitness

  • Aiding correct gait patterns

  • Supporting joints

  • Reducing risk of injury

  • Maintenance of elderly pets

  • Minor wounds/muscle tears

  • Reduced performance

  • Weakness

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Hip dysplasia

  • Elbow dysplasia

  • Muscle, tendon or ligament strains

  • Cruciate ligament

  • Patellar luxation

  • Fracture repair

  • Spinal Surgery

  • Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)

  • Neurological conditions

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Initial Consultation

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Taking a detailed history of your dog, along with any concerns and goals.

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Your dog will then be observed both statically and dynamically. Along with a complete physical examination including palpation, functional movements and range of motion.

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Key findings will then highlight the focus of our treatment and rehabilitation. A variety of appropriate manual therapies and modalities will be used.

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A comprehensive report with bespoke post treatment plan, and exercise prescription will be formulated, discussed and sent to you. 

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