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  • Veterinary Physiotherapy | Leadon Vale Stem Cell Centre

    Stem Cell therapy can help your pet enjoy exercise and reduce the need for painkilling medication

What Does Physiotherapy Help With?

Veterinary Physiotherapy may be used alongside other treatments for your pet or solely as a method to improve your dog’s or cat’s mobility in localised areas of the body and to improve the recovery time for injuries or post-surgery healing. Physiotherapy is an option for all ages of pets and different breeds of dogs, cats, and rabbits. Veterinary physiotherapy, as used in people’s recovery too, is used to treat problems with the musculoskeletal, and nervous systems and improve balance. If your pet has orthopaedic problems or is recovering from an injury, physiotherapy is a great option, or even for healthy pets, keeping them active will improve their muscle strength. It is important, even after physiotherapy to keep your pet active to sustain a good quality of life.

What Does Veterinary Physiotherapy Involve?

A session of physiotherapy will be longer than an average vet appointment as it takes time to introduce your pet to the treatment and then show signs of improvement.

Some techniques which are used depending on your pet’s condition include:

  • Exercises for muscle strengthening or joint range motion and balance. They are designed to target specific areas and address overall fitness.
  • Massages, stretches and joint mobilization are aimed to improve flexibility and reduce pain.
  • Hydrotherapy, aquatic exercise performed in a pool that reduces the stress on joints and improves the strength of your pet.
  • Electrotherapy covers methods from ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation and laser therapy which encourage tissue healing and work to enhance muscle functions while relieving pain.

Continuing Physiotherapy Safely at Home

Always consult with your vets and physiotherapists about at-home treatment for your pets, but with veterinary physiotherapy, it is a good idea to keep your dog or cat in good practice at home. After the completion of your pet’s physiotherapy sessions, there are some techniques and exercises that you can continue with your pets to keep them mobile and fit. Motion and stretching exercises, will help with stiffness and flexibility but follow the guidance of our physiotherapists. Heat or Cold Therapy, such as warm towels, mats or cold compresses, can be used with caution at home.

Providing ramps or non-slip mats for your pets at home and adapting their environment is important, to avoid reinjuring themselves.

Get a Referral Today

To book your dog, cat or other pets into physiotherapy at Leadon Vale Stem Cell Centre, get in touch with us today for a referral to the right treatment. As well as veterinary physiotherapy, our services include Stem Cell Therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma, Sports Medicine, Chiropractic, Laser Therapy, Chronic Pain Management, Massage, acupuncture, and more…

Leadon Vale Stem Cell Centre

Lower Road Trading Estate

Ledbury,

Herefordshire,

HR8 2DJ

 

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01531 632276

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