CANINE VETERINARY PHYSIOTHERAPY

If your dog has any of the following, they can benefit from a veterinary physio assessment:

  • Lameness - past or present

  • Diagnosed conditions e.g. hip/elbow dysplasia, cruciate disease

  • Post-surgery - Fractures, cruciate repair, hip dysplasia

  • Diagnosed arthritic condition

  • Diagnosed neurological conditions

  • Soft tissue or joint injury - strain/sprain

  • Back and neck pain

More subtle signs your dog may be struggling and could benefit from VP include but aren’t limited to:

  • Struggling with stairs / getting on or off a sofa

  • Struggling to get in / out of vehicle

  • Stiffness following exercises or rest

  • Behavioural changes such as reluctance to exercise / play

  • Changes in behaviour or tolerance to other dogs etc

  • Loss of condition or appetite


Treatment programmes are determined on an individual basis and are tailored to suit the needs of you and your pet.  There are many things we can do to help your pet cope and remain comfortable. We can manage this with any combination of the therapies below:

  • Massage

  • Joint and tissue mobilization

  • Hot/cold therapy

  • Therapeutic exercises

  • Lifestyle changes

  • Dietary management

  • Pain relief