Assessment

 

Prior to assessment, a history about your dog's problems and lifestyle will be taken. A gait assessment will assess how they move in various paces and directions. It is often useful to see how your dog manages certain functional tasks such as stairs, getting up from lying and sitting. Following the movement assessment is palpation, assessing your dog's muscles, joints and tendons.

 

We can then plan an individual treatment programme specific to your dog and any goals you may have.

 

Please ensure a quiet environment when having your dog assessed. Thank you

 

Common Canine conditions treated with Physiotherapy:

 

 

Neurological conditions

 

 

Orthopaedic problems treated conservatively such as hip and  elbow dysplasia, cruciate disease and arthritis

 

 

After orthopaedic or neurological surgery

 

 

To optimise athletic or working ability

 

 

Reduce pain and  improve mobility in older dogs

 

 

To optimise injury healing

 

 

 Prevent Injury reccurance

 

 

Exercise difficulties

 

 

Treatments and services offered for Canine Physiotherapy

 

 

Soft tissue massage

 

 

Myofascial release

 

 

Joint mobilisation

 

 

Stretches

 

 

Balance, Strength and Proprioception training

 

 

Electrotherapy such as TENs, muscle stimulation and laser

 

 

Gait re-education

 

 

Advice on alternatives ways to exercise and control your dog

 

 

Provision of Professional advice and support 

 

 

Graded rehabilitation programmes

 

 

 

 

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