Physiotherapy

Veterinary physiotherapy is an evidence-based profession that treats injury, disease, or deformity by means of physical methods. It aims to relieve pain, restore function and mobility and promote the natural healing processes. Physiotherapy is often used in conjunction with hydrotherapy to achieve optimum results and is a vital part of the recovery process post-injury, surgery, or disease.

What conditions would benefit from physiotherapy?

  • Hip / Elbow Dysplasia
  • Patella Luxation
  • Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture
  • Post-operative cases
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Spinal injuries — i.e. IVDD and Fibrocartilaginous Embolism
  • Neurological conditions — i.e. Syringomyelia and nerve damage
  • Osteoarthritis and associated degenerative joint diseases
  • Obesity and weight loss
  • Strengthening and conditioning for working / sporting dogs

What does an initial session involve?

A physiotherapy session at Mobility Matters starts with seeing how your animal moves, as well as feeling over their muscles and joints to locate areas that need treatment.

After the assessment, your animal will be treated with a combination of physiotherapeutic techniques:

Manual TherapyTherapeutic ExerciseElectrotherapies (coming soon)
MassageWeight-shiftingLaser
Myofascial releaseActive range of motionPulsed electromagnetic field therapy
StretchingStrengtheningThermotherapy
Passive range of motionConditioning
Joint mobilisationPosture and gait training

During your pets’ session, there are many opportunities to have your questions and queries answered by our physiotherapists. After the assessment, we will provide you with relevant supporting material to aid the rehabilitation at home and ensure ongoing support is available to you.

If you have any queries or think your dog may benefit from physiotherapy please contact us at info@mobilitymattershydro.co.uk

Below you will find downloadable that you may find useful prior to your initial assessment. For any other downloadable content please go to Owner Resources.

What to expect from the first physiotherapy appointment

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