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Veterinary Phyiotherapy

Veterinary Physiotherapy

Veterinary physiotherapy fundamentally aims to restore and optimise functional, pain free movement in animals following dysfunction, injury, disease, surgery, and for general performance improvement.

What can physiotherapy do?

  • Optimise recovery following injury or surgery

  • Promote healing

  • Improve mobility

  • Enhance performance

  • Improve balance and co-ordination  

  • Reduce pain

  • Improve quality of life

How do we do this?

  • Taking a thorough case history of your animal

  • Performing a comprehensive assessment of your animals posture, movement, musculoskeletal health and joint range of motion

  • Formulating a holistic, individually tailored treatment plan to set them up for successful recovery or optimal performance

  • Performing a full treatment

What techniques do we use?

  • Soft tissue techniques eg. massage, myofascial release and trigger point therapy

  • Manual therapies eg. stretching and joint mobilisations

  • Electrotherapeutic modalities

  • Remedial exercise prescription

  • Management advice

See lists of conditions and           indications below

So how do I know if my animal could benefit from physiotherapy?


Condition and Indications for Treatment

Does your horse show any of the following?

Reduction in performance


Grinding teeth

Sensitive back


Decreased hindlimb engagement

Girthing issues

Difficulty mounting

Uneven shoe wear

Favours one rein

Difficult to shoe

Favours one canter lead

Struggles with jumping

If so, they could benefit from physiotherapy

Does your dog show any of the following?

Stiff when getting up

Reluctance to play

Difficulty with stairs


Reduced performance

Signs of old age

Adverse to touch


Decreased mobility

Poor performance


Bad tempered

Sensitive back


Loss of function 

If so, they could benefit from physiotherapy




Poor performance

Back pain

Kissing spines


Locking stifle

Wound healing

Neck pain

Sporting injuries


Swollen/restricted joints

Geriatric care

Soft tissue injuries

Tendon injury

Sacroiliac dysfunction

Suspensory desmitis

Neurological injuries






Patella luxation

Intervertebral disc disease

Geriatric care

Fracture repair

Sporting injuries

Neurological conditions

Cruciate ligament injury


Loss of function

Wound healing

Hip dysplasia

Elbow dysplasia 

Spinal stiffness/soreness

Neck pain

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