Animals In Motion

Canine Physiotherapy

Dogs can suffer from serious health conditions, mobility issues, musculoskeletal conditions and long term chronic conditions. These are often difficult to spot as dogs are incredibly loyal and will not often show signs of pain until it really is to much to bare.

  

Common issues addressed include

  • Post operative rehabilitation
  • Elbow and hip dysplasia
  • Arthritis 
  • Cruciate ligament injuries 
  • Patella luxation 
  • Neurological deficits
  • IVDD
  • Degenerative myelopathy
  • Conservative rehabilitation

Signs of needing treatment include

  • Accident or injury
  • Change in behaviour/temperament
  • Slowing down on walks or stiffness
  • Lack of interest in playing or going for a walk
  • Always sitting to one side
  • Lying down excessively
  • Difficulty getting up, getting into car or managing stairs
  • An appearance of skipping
  • An impression of waddling 


What does it entail?

  • Static assessment
  • Postural assessment
  • Dynamic assessment
  • Palpation
  • Range of joint motion

Followed by treatment including

  • Soft tissue mobilisations
  • Massage
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • Kinesio taping
  • Stretching
  • Electrotherapies
  • Remedial exercises

Treatments are designed for individual animals to ensure specific needs are met.