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Pet Physiotherapy – Improve your pets mobility and health

We provide a physiotherapy service to treat pets with various aches and pains and for surgical rehabilitation.

Our diploma-trained veterinary nurse, Gemma, will conduct these sessions and use a combination of physiotherapy techniques. The techniques involve careful manipulation of joints and muscles, which help to increase blood flow and increase range of movement. The sessions can decrease inflammation and improve overall mobility. Gemma also uses ultrasound and laser massage treatments as part of this fantastic pet therapy. To book a session with Gemma please call the practice on

 

Who is physiotherapy for?

It is a drug-free therapy that can complement a patient’s treatment plan especially useful in the older patients already on lifelong medications. Moreover, physiotherapy is useful for patients who have had a prolonged hospitalisation, orthopaedic surgical procedures and other conditions that might make mobility more difficult.

Advancements in surgical techniques and orthopaedic treatment for conditions such as elbow and hip dysplasia and spine degeneration are now commonplace. The use of animal physiotherapy has been proven to enhance a patients outcome and can be very effective in providing pain relief immediately post-surgery, and during the rehabilitation process.

Rehabilitation after surgery or injury can include rebuilding strength mobility or re-educating correct gait patterns.

Age-related changes creep up on our pets rapidly and physiotherapy is an excellent way of ensuring that the effects of these changes are kept in check for as long as possible.

 

Common indications for physiotherapy
  • Have they had recent surgery?
  • Do they have an injury?
  • Lost the ability to jump into the car or onto a high surface?
  • Developed difficulty going up or downstairs?
  • Lost enthusiasm for playing and running?
  • Become stiff or weak?
  • Shown signs of tenderness to touch?
  • Developed an unexplainable behavioural problem?
  • Become sad or grumpy?
  • Developed arthritis or other conditions associated with old age?

 

If you think your pet might benefit from Physiotherapy, or just to find out more information call us on 01624835424 and speak to Gemma.

Please note we only treat animals under veterinary referral, so please ask your vet if physiotherapy would benefit your pet.

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