Physiotherapy is defined by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy as the use of movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice to help an individual that is affected by injury, illness or disease. It can help to reduce pain, reduce stiffness, improve the range and quality of movement and develop functional strength to allow the individual to cope with the requirements of their daily life – this can be anything from an elderly dog maintaining their mobility and enjoying their daily walk in the local park, all the way up to a 3-day eventer successfully competing and remaining injury free throughout the season.
Physiotherapy can be used in the treatment and management of:
- · Osteoarthritis
- · Joint dysplasia
- · Intervertebral Disc Disease
- · Post-Op Rehabilitation
- · Soft Tissue Injuries
- · Post-fracture Rehabilitation
- · Back/Neck pain
- · Neurological Conditions
- · Injury prevention
- · Performance Maintenance
- · Veteran Management
- · Routine Well-being Checks
This is not an exhaustive list but aims to give a level of insight into the broad range of conditions that may benefit from Physiotherapy intervention.
Please note that Veterinary Consent is required before seeing any new animal client for Physiotherapy. This is a routine and legal requirement under the Veterinary Surgeons Act, therefore details of your registered Veterinarian will be required on booking.