January 21, 2016

Canine Physiotherapy

There are a wide range of orthopaedic and neurological conditions that can affect dogs of all ages, from young puppies right through to our older companions. Physiotherapy can be beneficial to:

  • Aid pain management & inflammation,
  • Promote healing,
  • Improve joint flexibility,
  • Maintain and rebuild muscle mass,
  • Improve balance and co-ordination
  • Increase proprioceptive awareness.

Physiotherapy can be beneficial to medically managed as well as surgical cases and in all cases aims to enhance healing and compliment treatments or surgeries carried out by your vet. Some conditions which can benefit from physiotherapy include:

Orthopaedic Conditions 

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cruciate ligament disease
  • Luxating patella
  • Femoral head and neck excision
  • Fractures
  • Amputations
  • Hip replacement

Neurological Conditions

  • Chronic degenerative radiculomyelopathy (CDRM)
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Fibrocartilagenous embolism (FCE)
  • Lumbosacral disease
  • Discospondylitis
  • Cervical Sponylomyelopathy (Wobblers)

Soft Tissue Conditions

  • Soft tissue injuries including tendon and ligament injuries
  • Wound healing
  • Muscular asymmetry