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Physiotherapy for Dogs

There are a variety of problems that physiotherapy can help with in dogs.

When seen, each dog will go through a full assessment, which starts by collecting a history of what problems your dog has been having. This will be followed by an assessment of your dog's gait, this may include assessing them at a variety of paces, on different surfaces. It may also be assessed how your dog carries out certain activities e.g. sit to stand, stairs, getting in and out of the car and getting up and down from a lying position.













Palpation and mobilisation of their muscles, soft tissue and joints is used to identify problem areas. From this assessment your dog's problems will be identified and then an individual treatment program will be planned accordingly. At all times the animals vet will be kept informed of the outcome of the assessment and the treatment plan.

If your dog suffers from any of these conditions, physiotherapy may help:

  • Lameness

  • Degenerative joint conditions

  • Elbow and Hip dysplasia

  • Cruciate ligament injury or disease

  • OCD

  • Fractures

  • Recovery from surgery

  • Paralysed/ neurological conditions

  • Muscle wastage (hypotrophy)

  • Mobility impairment/ Stiffness

  • Management of the older dog to improve their quality of life

If your dog suffers from any of these symptoms physiotherapy may help:

  • Pain or discomfort

  • Abnormal posture

  • Unusual posture

  • Unusual behaviour

  • Lameness

  • Difficulty jumping up or down

  • Crying when getting up or lying down

  • Reluctance to play or exercise

  • Sensitivity to being touched or patted

  • Uneven wear on nails

  • Overweight

  • Weak muscles

If you recognise any of these conditions or symptoms within your own pet, then Dog Physiotherapy can really make a difference and get your companions tail wagging again.

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