What is Dog & Small Animal Physiotherapy?
Dog & small animal physiotherapy involves the assessment & treatment of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. This means that physiotherapy can treat muscle problems, joint problems, central & peripheral nerve issues to make your pet comfortable.
It combines expertise in movement analysis with expert knowledge in anatomy and physiology of the neuromuscular and muscular-skeletal systems in order to identify & treat potential problems.
By restoring normal efficient movement in dogs & other small animals physiotherapy can alleviate unwanted symptoms, improve quality of life and some cases cure young or elderly animal with pain issues &/or movement dysfunctions such as limping, back pain, osteoarthritis, dysplasic issues or following surgery.
Physiotherapy is not an alternative but often an essential adjunct to conventional veterinary medicine.
Physiotherapy aims to restore normal movement, maintain health, soundness & enhance performance.
Treatment in the early stages of injury &/or lameness or following surgery is extremely beneficial. Therefore prompt referral from your Veterinary Surgeon is recommended.