canine physio

Canine Physiotherapy

All dogs, whether pets, working or competition dogs can benefit from physiotherapy to help maintain fitness levels, improve performance, increase a patient’s physical and emotional well-being and reducing the risk of injury.

Physiotherapy can be used to treat some of the following canine conditions:

Injuries to muscles, tendons or ligaments:

      • Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease
      • Patella Luxation
      • Osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease:
      • Hip and elbow dysplasia
      • Osteochondrosis Dissecans / OCD
      • Spondylosis
      • FHR – Full Hip Replacement

Pre and post-orthopaedic surgery:

      • Cranial cruciate disease or rupture
      • Patella luxation
      • TTA – Tibial Tuberosity Advancement 
      • TPLO – Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy 
      • Fracture repair

Spinal Surgery:

      • Degenerative disc disease
      • Disc extrusion
      • Spinal trauma
      • FCE – Fibrocartilaginous embolism

Neurological conditions:

      • Chronic Degenerative Radiculomyelopathy (CDRM)
      • Canine Degenerative Myelopathy​​
      • ​Vestibular Disease
      • Lumbosacral Disease

Proprioceptive reprogramming:

      • Wound repair
      • Pain management
      • Sporting/ performance maintenance
      • Golden Oldies (geriatric) maintenance – Including Canine Arthritis Management Advice

Other signs to be aware of that your dog may require physiotherapy:

      • Lameness
      • Pain response
      • Stiffness
      • Difficulty transitioning from sit to stand
      • Reluctance to get in/out of a car or on/off furniture,
      • Behavioural changes – Depressed/Unhappy with touch/growling/licking of lips etc.
      • Sudden loss of balance – Ataxia

If your dog is in need of physiotherapy, then please speak to your veterinary surgeon regarding a referral.