Canine

Canine Physiotherapy

I use a combination of physiotherapy assessment, techniques and equipment which is also inclusive of other therapies which I have trained in.  The sessions are tailored to what I find in the assessment and what the dog needs at that time.  If you specifically want one type of therapy as a full session that can also be arranged, the price is the same regardless of treatment modality.

Common conditions treated are;

  • Rehabilitation after surgery – for example following surgery for hip and elbow dysplasia and cruciate disease
  • Rehabilitation following fractures
  • Joint problems- including degenerative disease/arthritis, pain/injury/stiffness in joints eg. elbow dysplasia, hip dysplasia, cranial cruciate ligament rupture
  • Back, neck and pelvic pain- including intervertebral disc disease, lumbosacral stenosis
  • Muscle, tendon and ligament strain/tears
  • Neurological conditions
  • Pain or discomfort
  • Difficulty with function eg. jumping, stairs
  • Reluctance to play or exercise
  • Unusual behaviour
  • Lameness
  • Overweight
Canine sessions are charged at £40 and last around 1 hour.
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How to book a session

Contact me using the contact form, call or text using the number at the bottom of the page, or via my Facebook page here. Please note if I am out with clients I wont be able to answer my phone, in those instances please leave me a message or send a text and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

When booking your first session

You will be asked for your vet’s details when booking your first session. It is the law for every animal practitioner to talk to your vet beforehand, this ensures that your horse can get the best care possible.

I will need the following information:

  • Your full name and address
  • Animals name, age, breed, height.
  • Vet practice name
  • Any information about pre-existing conditions

What to expect on your first session

  • A few questions on age, gender, health history, etc.
  • Brief static observation of your dog to check balance and symmetry of the muscles and to get an initial idea of how your dog uses its body.
  • Palpation, where every muscle, joint, and tissue of your dog will be checked manually.
  • Brief dynamic observation if necessary.
  • Assessment of the mobility of joints.
  • Mobilisation of the restricted areas if appropriate.
  • Advise and report to include rehab plan.

How long is each session?

It all depends on the findings in the assessment but usually each appointment last around 45mins to an hour.

Preparation on the day

I always advise for the dog to be walked before the session so that they are as calm as they can be. Sessions are at your home. This ensures that your dog is not stressed by the travel or by a new environment filled with unknown smells.

After the session

Your dog might need to sleep after the session, so allow a couple hours of rest before walking it. Small walks are usually advised following the session

How often should your dog be seen?

This will depend the reasons for requiring treatment, for post surgical cases this can be very frequently in the beginning and then less and less as they progress through recovery and rehabilitation.
An average dog will need a maintenance session every 3 months, as long as no other health issues arise.

Get in touch

Send us a message or call 07931 416 663 to discuss your animals requirements