Physiotherapy can be very beneficial for all dogs to help improve mobility, fitness and aid rehabilitation. Every treatment program is tailored to each individual dog’s needs.
Some of the common reasons for canine physiotherapy include:
Spinal injury and pathologies
Cruciate ligament injuries
Every new canine patient will receive an initial assessment session which will include:
Joint range of motion assessment
Treatment by veterinary physiotherapist
Written treatment plan for your dog
After the initial assessment, you will only need follow up sessions, unless they have since been diagnosed with a new condition or acquired a new injury. The follow up sessions are exactly the same but the assessment is not as thorough, as we only need to see if anything has improved since last time or if any lameness has occurred. The sessions also allow for a longer treatment time for maximum benefits.
Treatments for your canine companion may include:
Range of motion exercises
If you think your dog can benefit from physiotherapy then do not hesitate to get in touch.
This will include a full assessment of your dog and its condition to allow Eleanor to produce an effective treatment plan
Follow up session
A shorter version of the initial assessment to see how your dog is getting on and to reassess the treatment plan