Canine Physiotherapy

Please note a referral form will need to be completed by your veterinarian prior to your initial assessment. This can be downloaded here 

 

 

 

Initial assessment and treatment £40 (up-to 1.5) hours)

Subsequent treatments £35 (up-to 1 hour)

Conditions that can benefit from physiotherapy
There are a number of reasons why your dog may be referred for Veterinary Physiotherapy. Your vet may have diagnosed one or any number of the following conditions. Please note this list of conditions is not exhaustive of all conditions physiotherapy can be beneficial for:
  • Osteoarthritis/degenerative joint disease, immune-mediated polyarthritis
  • Osteochondrosis/Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) - (formation of excess cartilage during growth, usually seen in dogs aged between 5 to 12 months. Excess cartilage becomes fissured leading to detachment creating a 'flap'. This commonly occurs in the shoulder, elbow, stifle (knee), and tarsus (ankle))
  • Shoulder disorders/injuries
    • Supraspinatus Tendinopathy​ - (damage/degeneration to one of the shoulder muscle tendons likely resulting from repetitive overuse)
    • Infraspinatus myopathy - (shoulder muscle damage can result in contracture of the muscle)
    • Biceps Tendinopathy - (damage to this tendon is usually caused by repeated strain and leads to shoulder instability)
    • Medial shoulder syndrome - (similar injury to rotator cuff injuries in humans)
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Carpal (wrist) injuries - sprains, strains etc
  • Fractures
  • Ligament injuries
  • Tendon injuries
  • Muscle strains
  • Hip Dysplasia - (abnormal development of the hip joint results in laxity leading to degenerative and inflammatory changes (osteoarthritis)).
  • Cranial cruciate ligament insufficiency - degeneration/rupture
  • Patellar luxation
  • Obesity
  • Wound management
 
Disorders of the spine
  • age-related degenerative conditions
  • intervertebral disc disease
  • trauma
  • neoplastic disease​​​
  • degenerative myelopathy
  • cervical spondylomyelopathy (wobbler syndrome)
  • lumbosacral disease
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