Benefits of Physio

Physiotherapy aims to stimulate the body’s natural healing process, reduce pain and restore mobility and function. Veterinary Physiotherapy can also be utilised for performance enhancement in athletic and working animals. If your pet has had surgery, an injury or disease, physiotherapy can form an integral part of the rehabilitation process.

Physio Techniques

Core strengthening and conditioning – wobble cushions, gym balls etc.

Soft tissue techniques – trigger point therapy, myofascial release

Exercise based rehabilitation.

Benefits of Electrotherapies

Laser Phototherapy

Laser phototherapy uses blue, infrared and visible red light applied to an area using high intensity light emitting diodes. The energy transferred from the light beam to the targeted tissue alters the chemical structure within the cells of the tissue, or in the form of heat.

Different colour lasers have different uses and depths of penetration.

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound involves an application of sound waves to a specific area causing a mechanical micro massage of the targeted tissues.

How can therapeutic ultrasound benefit my animal?

  • Helps to increase circulation
  • Enhance collagen production
  • Extensibility
  • Reduce scar tissue formation
  • Enhancing tendon and ligament repair

Benefits of Massage

Clinical Canine Massage Therapy involves the direct and skilled manipulation of the muscles and fascia along with a real hands-on working knowledge of the muscular system including fibre direction, muscle isolation, the use of origins, insertions and actions in addition to palpation skills for tissue assessment.

  • Improved mobility and activity levels
  • Resolution or reduction of lameness/limping and stiffness
  • Improved character/mood
  • Return to normal posture and gait
  • A fully rehabilitated muscular injury
  • Able to return to activities of daily living e.g. up/down stairs, walks
  • A happier dog more willing to be examined, petted or groomed