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Canine Physiotherapy is a specialised field focused on the rehabilitation and physical health of dogs. It involves various therapeutic techniques and exercises designed to improve the mobility, function, and quality of life of dogs suffering from injuries, age-related conditions or chronic pain and diseases. Physiotherapy for dogs is also often recommended for dogs recovering from orthopaedic surgeries and conditions, such as arthritis or hip dysplasia.


Our Veterinary Physiotherapists design and implement an effective rehabilitation program tailored to the individual needs of your dog, which can be used alongside hydrotherapy if appropriate. We then use our specialised software to send any home rehabilitation plans to you, which include videos and clear instructions as to how to do the exercises.



Our expert Veterinary Physiotherapy Team will discuss which approach to canine physiotherapy will be most appropriate, depending on the individual condition of your dog. Here are some key components of the methods they might use;

Manual Therapy: This includes techniques such as massage, joint mobilisation, and stretching to reduce pain, improve joint function, and enhance muscle flexibility.

Exercise Therapy: Customised exercise programmes that target specific muscle groups and improve overall strength, balance and coordination.

Heat and Cold Therapy: Application of heat or cold packs to reduce inflammation, pain and muscle spasms.

Education and Home Exercises: Training you the caregiver in specific exercises and techniques, to continue therapy at home, ensuring ongoing improvement and maintenance of physical health.


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We also offer Laser Therapy, and in some instances can offer Electrotherapy and Therapeutic Ultrasound. Laser therapy for dogs offers several benefits, making it a valuable treatment option for various conditions. Here are some key advantages;

Pain Relief: Laser therapy can significantly reduce pain by stimulating the release of endorphins and decreasing nerve sensitivity.

Anti-Inflammatory Effects: It helps reduce inflammation and swelling by promoting vasodilation and activating the lymphatic drainage system, which reduces swelling in inflamed areas.

Enhanced Healing: By stimulating cellular activity and increasing blood flow, laser therapy accelerates tissue repair and wound healing.

Improved Mobility: It can improve joint flexibility and reduce muscle stiffness, which is particularly beneficial for dogs with arthritis or other musculoskeletal issues.

Versatile Applications: It can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including arthritis, soft tissue injuries, chronic pain, post-surgical wounds, and some dermatological issues. 

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