Many conditions affecting dogs can benefit from physiotherapy. Dogs competing in Agility and fly ball competitions, or working dogs, may benefit from regular treatment to help maintain fitness, improve performance, maximise potential and reduce the risk of injury. Often it is possible to locate a potential problem in the early stages, before symptoms arise and in such cases it is possible to avoid an alteration in performance and negate the need for prolonged rest periods.
Common conditions that may benefit from physiotherapy include:
- Neurological conditions
- Reduced function, stiffness or weakness in older animals
- Muscle atrophy
- Wounds Muscle/ligament or tendon strains
- Degenerative conditions such as :
- Hip Dysplasia
- Elbow Dysplasia
- OCD (Osteochondrosis Dissecans)
- CDRM (congenital degenerative myelopathy)
- Pre & post orthopaedic surgery for :
- Fracture Repair
- Cruciate Ligament Degeneration
- Medial Patella Luxation
- Spinal Surgery
- Femoral Head Removal / Hip Replacements
Preference is that dogs are brought to me for treatment in my purpose made area at the rear of our property. In site I have all the necessary equipment for all treatments and the area is cleaned down between every consultation. If travel is not possible, for a small additional per mile fee I can visit the dog's home, but this is subject to availability and there may be a significant delay in arranging this.
All treatments are performed with referral or permission of the treating veterinary Surgeon in accordance with the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966.
In cases referred for treatment by your veterinary surgeon it may be possible to claim through insurance for the cost of physiotherapy treatment.