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 Therapy||Therapeutic Exercise||Electrotherapies (coming soon)|
|Myofascial release||Active range of motion||Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy|
|Passive range of motion||Conditioning|
|Joint mobilisation||Posture 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.