It’s incredibly important to keep pets moving in order to sustain a good quality of life, or to get them back on their feet again after an operation or injury.
There are many reasons why pet mobility may be affected, but we are here to help and support you.
- Physiotherapy is used to treat a range of injuries, deformities and diseases to help improve recovery from surgery, through movement, and a range of methods such as electrotherapies, heat treatment, massage and exercise. Its aims to stimulate the body’s natural healing process, and restore mobility and function, whilst reducing pain.
- Physiotherapy can also be an important part of the rehabilitation process after orthopaedic surgery.
- Physiotherapy may be used in conjunction with other treatments such as massage or acupuncture.
A session with the physiotherapist involves an assessment of gait and a full examination to identify any areas of pain, muscle spasm or joint restriction. Manual treatments such as massage and joint mobilisation are carried out and exercises are given to do at home as part of the recovery process.
Read more about veterinary Physiotherapy here.