How Physiotherapy can help:

Small Animals

Conditions

  • Post surgery e.g. crutiate rupture, arthroscopy

  • Conservative e.g. crutiate rupture, hip dysplasia 

  • Arthritis/ Stiffness/ pain 

  • Agility/ Fitness

  • Neurological injury - for exampled disc disease (IVDD), vestibular disease and fibrocartilaginous embolisms (FCE)

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Treatments

Not all will be used for each patient, they are clinically reasoned to the case based on evidence, experience and presentation.

  • Massage and soft tissue release

  • Joint Mobilisations 

  • Orthotics/ splinting

  • Electrotherapy (phototherapy, pulsed magnetic therapy, muscle stimulation, TENs, ultrasound)

  • Exercises (most cases will be sent home with a personalised home exercise programme if appropriate) 

What to expect in a session

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Sessions are based on the animal's attitude - often treats are used to ensure physiotherapy is a fun experience!

Initial consults will consist of getting to know your animal's routine, current exercise, past medical history etc. Then a physical assessment will take place, including range of movement, gait and soft tissue soreness. Treatment, exercises and education then follows.

Follow ups are based on the condition and progression; each animal will have a personal recommendation on how often physiotherapy would benefit them.