Canine Rehabilitation

It can be difficult to recognise signs of deteriorating mobility or pain.  If you observe any of the following, a physiotherapy assessment will benefit your pet:

  • Reluctance to jump into the car
  • Difficulty getting up/ lying down
  • Reluctance to go for walks
  • Standing/ sitting/ lying in an abnormal posture
  • Flinching/reluctance to be stroked or handled
  • Lameness
  • Loss of performance
  • Behavioural changes

Conditions commonly treated

Orthopeadic

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Cruciate Disease
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Spondylosis
  • Soft tissue injuries, including tendonitis
  • Age related conditions, including arthritis

Pre-surgery:

Physiotherapy (including water based therapies) aims to prevent the loss of strength and proprioception (balance) associated with orthopaedic conditions. Following an initial consultation, a program will be developed to maintain strength, flexibility and limb function.

Post-Surgery:

Following surgery limited exercise may be advised by your vet. During this period, physiotherapy may commence. Early rehabilitation is essential in maximising outcome. Your physiotherapist will liaise closely with your vet to ensure timely interventions.

Non-surgical:

Assessment and treatment programs are individualised to your pets needs. Please contact us to discuss your pets symptoms in more detail.

Neurological

These are conditions affecting the nerve supply to the muscles and joints. They manifest as nerve pain, reduced sensation/ awareness and reduced coordination. They include:

  • Chronic Degenerative Radiculo Myopathy (CDRM)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
  • Lumbosacral Disease
  • Fibocartilaginous Embolism (FCE)