Dog Physiotherapy in Cheshire
All dogs can benefit from physiotherapy from the family pet to dogs competing in the show ring, agility, field trials or other canine sporting activity.
- Muscular tears, strains, atrophy and pain
- Joint stiffness, arthritis
- Tendon/ligament injuries including cruciate ligament injury
- Nerve damage and neurological issues
- Neck, back and pelvic problems
- Hip and elbow dysplasia
- Rehabilitation following surgery
- General musculoskeletal checks for maintenance
- Difficulty with normal day to day function
- Reduced performance in show or working dogs
The Lame, Injured or Post-Surgical Dog
Following veterinary diagnosis a combination of manual and electrotherapies and an individually tailored progressive exercise programme can assist soft tissue healing and rehabilitation, reduce pain and inflammation, compensatory problems and scar tissue with the aim of returning the dog to maximum health and performance and restoring full function and mobility.
Orthopaedic, Neurological or Congenital Conditions
Physiotherapy can help in conditions such as hip dysplasia or cruciate ligament injury, neurological and spinal injury whether treated surgically or conservatively and help relieve pain, improve strength, neurological function, proprioception and mobility whilst aiding healing.
General mobility and suppleness can be assisted by physiotherapy in the older dog helping to improve quality of life by reducing pain and helping your old friend with day to day functions such as climbing the stairs, helping him stay an active member of the family for longer. It can provide symptomatic pain relief from arthritis and help in maintenance of a healthy bodyweight both allowing for a more active and comfortable lifestyle with exercise programmes individually tailored to your dog’s age and ability.
In the working or competing canine subtle changes in movement or technique or reduced
performance levels are often the first signs of a potential problem. Physiotherapy can improve strength, mobility and flexibility; improving balance, strength and core stability in the athletic dog, reducing muscle tension from obedience work or aiding free flowing movement for showing. Pre-season physiotherapy checks and checks as part of a maintenance health care regime during the season can help to identify issues at an early stage and assist tissue recovery post competition.