Veterinary Physiotherapy for dogs can be extremely beneficial for a number of conditions especially when looking at keeping your dog functional, comfortable, maintaining fitness and as a form of treatment for chronic conditions or post injury.  


Regular treatments can improve performance, reduce asymmetries and minimise the risk of further injuries.

Working closely with yourself and your Veterinary Surgeon, under veterinary referral, to provide bespoke treatment programmes for your dog’s specific case.  I offer exercise prescription specifically based around your dog’s needs which can be applied after treatment to improve the results of each session.

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common conditions

      that benefit from physiotherapy

  • Age related degeneration

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Obesity

  • Muscle or joint stiffness

  • Muscle strains 

  • Muscle atrophy

  • Wounds or muscle tears

  • Tendon/ligament strains

  • Cranial Cruciate ligament degeneration/rupture

  • Caudal Cruciate ligament degeneration/rupture

  • Reduced performance in competition

  • Pre and post-surgical care

  • Hip dysplasia

  • Elbow dysplasia

  • Shoulder luxation

  • Stifle luxation

  • Medial patellar luxation

  • Fracture repair

  • Amputees

  • Femoral head ostectomy (Removal) (FHO)

  • Total hip replacements (THR)

  • Osteochondrosis Dissecans (OCD)

  • Spinal surgery

neurological conditions

      that benefit from physiotherapy

  • Paralysis

  • Wobbler syndrome- Cervical spondylomyelopathy (CSM)

  • Thoracolumbar disk disease

  • Lumbosacral stenosis- Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES)

  • Vertebral body malformation

  • Fibrocartilaginous embolic myelopathy (FCEM)

  • Discospondylitis

  • Congenital degenerative myelopathy (CDRM)

  • Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD)

  • Neoplasia 

  • Palliative care

possible signs

      of injury in canines

  • Behavioural changes

  • Reluctance to exercise or go on walks

  • Lameness

  • Swelling or heat around a joint

  • Stiffness, especially following exercise

  • Muscle wastage

  • Difficulty jumping in and out of the car 

  • Difficulty jumping on or off furniture

  • Weight shifting

  • Reactive to touch

  • Tripping or toe scuffing

possible signs

      of injury in working canines

  • Loss of concentration

  • Shortening of stride length

  • Knocking poles down

  • Avoiding obstacles 

  • Crooked sits

  • Slower speed around a course


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