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VETERINARY
PHYSIOTHERAPY

Veterinary physiotherapy refers to a science-based, holistic practice of manual techniques in the treatment of soft tissue injuries, musculoskeletal dysfunctions and post-orthopaedic surgery.

Benefits of physiotherapy

  • Restores function

  • Reduces pain

  • Promotes healing

  • Improves mobility

  • Optimises recovery following musculoskeletal injury or disease

  • Enhances performance

  • Prevents injuries in athletes

  • Improves quality of life

Veterinary physiotherapy treatment benefits all leisure and performance animals. Similarly to human athletes, effective veterinary physiotherapy intervention plays a crucial role in injury prevention and aids optimal performance. Therefore, physiotherapy is not exclusive to animals after injury.

TREATMENT

Treatment is always tailored to the individual based on thorough assessment and clinical condition.

Manual therapies

  • Massage

  • Myofascial release

  • Trigger point therapy

  • Stretching

  • Dynamic mobilisation exercises

  • Remedial exercises

Electrotherapies

  • Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy

  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

  • Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation

  • Photobiomodulation

  • Therapeutical Ultrasound

  • Heat and Cold Therapy

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Animals demonstrating the following signs or suffering from the below-described conditions will benefit from physiotherapy.

INDICATIONS

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EQUINE

  • Sudden decrease in performance

  • Reluctance to jump

  • Lameness

  • Stiffness

  • Back sensitivity

  • Ridden behavioural changes

  • Teeth grinding or tongue pulling

  • Bit resistance and head swing

  • Resists mounting 

  • Girthing issues

  • Difficulty changing gaits

  • Preference for one canter lead

  • Struggle to lift limb when hoof picking

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CANINE

  • Sudden decrease in performance

  • Reluctance to jump or play

  • Lameness

  • Stiffness when getting up

  • Back sensitivity

  • Behavioural changes

  • Weakness

  • Difficulty climbing stairs

  • Injury

  • Resistant to touch

  • Reduced mobility

  • Loss of function

  • Signs of aging

COMMON CONDITIONS

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EQUINE

  • Arthritis

  • Back pain

  • Fractures

  • Joint restrictions

  • Kissing spines

  • Navicular syndrome

  • Neurological deficits

  • Poor performance

  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction

  • Soft tissue injury

  • Suspensory desmitis

  • Temporo-mandibular joint issues

  • Tendinopathies

  • Upward patella fixation

  • Wobblers

  • Wounds

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CANINE

  • Arthritis

  • Back pain

  • Fractures

  • Joint restrictions

  • Elbow dysplasia

  • Hip dysplasia

  • Patella luxation

  • Joint luxation

  • Cruciate ligament injury

  • Neurological conditions

  • Intervertebral disk extrusion

  • Fibro-cartilaginous embolism

  • Fibrotic Myopathy

  • Spondylosis

  • Obesity

  • Wounds

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