CANINE PHYSIOTHERAPY

Pets, working dogs and dogs who compete in sport can benefit from physiotherapy by reducing joint and muscle pain, maintaining or improving performance and reducing risk of injury.

Signs your dog may need physiotherapy:

* Limping

* Slouching when sitting or lying to one side

* Stiffness after exercise or slow on walks

* Loss of muscle

* Reluctance to jump up or use stairs

* Licking, chewing or biting themselves

* Tiredness

* Irritability

 

Common issues:

  • Post-operative rehabilitation

  • Elbow and hip dysplasia

  • Osteoarthritis 

  • Cruciate ligament injuries 

  • Luxating patella

  • Soft tissue injuries and fractures

  • IVDD, CDRM and other neurological conditions

If you are in doubt whether physiotherapy can help your dog please contact me for free advice.

EQUINE PHYSIOTHERAPY

Horses like humans can become restricted in parts of their body and their movement.

Signs your horse may need physiotherapy:

  • grumpiness or girthy behaviour

  • difficulty in performing ridden movements or stiffness a rein

  • difficulty engaging or have an irregular gait

  • an injury, fall, getting cast or escaping from the field

  • napping, bucking, rearing or bolting

  • having had a poorly fitting saddle or tack

  • sensitive when being brushed

  • knocking fences, jumping to one side or refusing

  • toe dragging and stumbling

  • recovery from surgery or veterinary treatment

Physiotherapy can help by restoring flexibility, function and strength to keep your horse at the top of it's well being and performance. 

If you are in doubt whether physiotherapy can help your dog please contact me for free advice.

 
 

MANUAL

THERAPY

 

Mobilising, massage, soft tissue techniques and stretching make up the primary treatment of any session carefully chosen in their application to be the most effective.

LASER THERAPY

Class 4 laser helps reduce inflammation and increase healing in the body. It is ideal for arthritic dogs, tendon or muscle injuries and can help with skin conditions like dermatitis. Laser can be used within physiotherapy sessions or or as stand alone treatment.

ULTRASOUND

THERAPY

Ultrasound work on the tissue at deeper levels than is accessible at the surface to provide a more penetrating treatment and are available as a stand alone treatment.

LECTURES

AND CPD

Bespoke lecture demos, practical workshops and CPD for veterinary staff can be arranged to meet your need. A few past topics have included:

core strength, what is physio and how does it work, stretching workshops, painted horse demos.

EXERCISE

PRORAMMES

Using expert knowledge in biomechanics each exercise programme is individually tailor made. The weaknesses in the body are identified in the physical sessions and in depth, comprehensive programmes are written with the understanding of the what the exercise has on the animal.

 
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Katherine Brown

07896465839

kbvetphysio@outlook.com

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