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Physiotherapy is widely used in the human medical and rehabilitation field and we are familiar with this as a service, but it might interest you to know, it is available for our pets too.
What is physiotherapy and how can it be useful?
In Human medicine, “Physiotherapy uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being.” It is interesting to think how this can be applied to the veterinary patient.
Physically, it is often used:
- After operations
- After injury
- Chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia and patella luxation.
- Sports and Working dogs fitness programmes.
The aim here is to aid in recovery by assisting the body with natural healing, focusing on fitness to function.
The psychological and social well -being becomes evident when you see your dog able to socialise and participate in exercise, – back out on those fresh air walks.
There are comprehensive trainings that must be undertaken by a veterinary physiotherapist and treatment is always tailor -made to suit your pet and is adjusted to assist them throughout their recovery.
Physio is possible in both land and water-based environments conducted by expertly trained staff who will ensure that the environment is not stressful to your pet.
For further information about treatment or referrals please consult your vet.