Canine Physiotherapy

 

Physiotherapy can help improve the function, and optimise the performance of a range of canine athletes and working dogs including those on the track, working sheep, under the gun, in the agility arena and in the show ring.

 

Common conditions which affect canines, whether they are domestic or working, include:

  • hip dysplasia
  • elbow dysplasia
  • osteoarthritis (OA)
  • subluxating patella
  • intervertebral disc disease (IVDD), resulting in paresis or paralysis
  • CDRM
  • muscle tension/tears/adhesions
  • delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)
  • wounds and scarring
  • loss of condition
  • pain (chronic/acute)
  • post surgery rehabilitation

 

Your veterinary surgeon may recommend conservative treatment or surgical intervention. In either case physiotherapy could be of significant benefit to the patient, help alleviate pain and restore function.

 

 

Physiotherapy may also be of benefit if you notice any of the following:

 

  • loss of condition
  • loss of positive mental attitude, they’re just not themselves (often indicative of pain or discomfort)
  • disinterest in exercise/play
  • slowing down
  • struggling to walk up and down steps
  • struggling/reluctance to jump in the car or on/off the sofa (if allowed!)
  • reduced performance on the track or in the agility arena
  • slower out the start, dropping off at the end, reluctance to jump, taking down poles, slowing on the weave

 

As a qualified veterinary physiotherapist, Heather is able to provide a broad range of treatments tailored to your dog's requirements. Should you wish to have a discussion or book an appointment get in touch.