Animal Physiotherapy

  • Physiotherapy benefits
  • Common Conditions Treated
  • Acceleration of rehabilitation process and restoration of function
  • Reduction of pain and inflammation
  • Improvement of joint range of motion and muscle strength
  • Prevention of further movement dysfunctions or injuries
  • Improves circulation which accelerates healing
  • Increases muscle mass and strength, limits muscle atrophy which improves balance and coordination
  • Improves joint and soft tissue flexibility and mobility which increases ability to perform daily activities
  • Minimizes or eliminates pain which may improve quality of life
  • Increases speed of recovery
  • Enhances the ability to perform daily activities
  • Aids in wound healing and limits scar tissue and adhesions
Conditions that respond to physical therapy include but are not limited to:

  • Orthopaedic conditions: cruciate ligament rupture, fractures, hip or elbow dysplasia, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, patella luxation, osteochondrosis...
  • Neurologic conditions: intervertebral disk disease, degenerative myelopathy, fibrocartilaginous embolism ...
  • Injuries to Muscles or Ligaments, Tendinitis and Bursitis
  • Osteoarthritis or Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Pre-surgery conditioning and strengthening
  • Post-surgery rehabilitation
  • Wound healing
  • Sports injuries
  • Obesity
  • Relaxation
Don’t give up on your geriatric dog!

Do you see him slow down on walks, having difficulties getting up or maybe reluctant to play or use stairs? Yes dogs get to live to an older age, and are subject to age-related conditions.

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common musculoskeletal diseases in aging dogs and can be a frustrating condition for you and for your pet. However a lot of dogs with osteoarthritis will benefit from physical therapy, as it can reduce the speed of the deterioration and keep them moving to a right old age.

Therefore, don’t give up, but get up with your dog and contact me to see how physiotherapy can help your aging dog.