Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy assesses the animal as a whole, looking at them statically, dynamically and through touch. The range of motion of joints and feel of the tissues are investigated.

Following assessment, a treatment plan will be devised for your animal using several techniques for example, massage, stretching, electrotherapies and potentially hydrotherapy.

The goals of the treatment plan will vary dependent on the assessment.

Some common conditions treated with physiotherapy include:

  • Pre and post-operative rehabilitation

  • Musculoskeletal injury

  • Ligament and tendon injury

  • Management of a chronic condition such as arthritis

  • Maintain mobility

  • Improve fitness and condition

  • And many more.

 

 

The benefits of physiotherapy are:

  • Improved muscle condition

  • Improved range of motion

  • Relaxation

  • Increased circulation

  • Reduced pain

  • Increased comfort

  • Improved movement

  • Optimum recovery from injury

  • Maintain movement, comfort and increase quality of life

 

Physiotherapy can only be carried out with veterinary consent, the form can be downloaded below or emailed you to pass on to your veterinary surgeon or you can fill the form out at the bottom of this page and we will do the rest. 

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is particularly beneficial for dogs suffering from arthritis or before surgery to build up the muscle to aid recovery and is often used alongside physiotherapy as it allows exercise in a non-weightbearing environment.

 

Before beginning hydrotherapy a full assessment will be completed this will indicate the appropriate swim time, length of breaks and any specific areas which need to be targeted.

Whilst working in a non-weightbearing environment your animal will still be working their muscles hard which develops condition and tone without adding stress to joints.

Following surgery after wound healing hydrotherapy can target muscle development and provide gentle exercise mobilising joints without pain.

 

During hydrotherapy the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems are used more than during land based exercise. This means fitness and weight loss are ideally targeted.

Please            for details of our Ulti-Mutt Splash fun and exercise swims. 

Hydrotherapy can only be carried out with veterinary consent the form can be downloaded below or emailed you to pass on to your veterinary surgeon or you can fill the form out at the bottom of this page and we will do the rest. 

Tel: 07701080101

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