Canine Maintenance

For your dog

Maintenance Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy can be utilised to improve your dog’s health, fitness and performance by improving proprioception and musculoskeletal size and strength. If your dog is involved in canine sports physiotherapy aims to keep your canine athlete performing in peak fitness whilst preventing injuries.

For healthy dogs who love their walks or are involved in canine sports, working canines and conformation showing.
What can maintenance physiotherapy

be used for?

Young or old physiotherapy can be help to improve your dog’s health, fitness and athletic performance. Below are a few examples of how physiotherapy could be useful to your dog.


Whether your dog is a couch potato, weekend warrior or walk lover a range of physiotherapy techniques can help to keep your pet in top physical fitness and prevent injuries.

Weight Loss

If your dog is on a weight loss journey a tailored therapeutic exercise plan using could help your dog to increase their exercise whilst protecting important sensitive tissues like joints.


Canine Sports

A range of therapeutic techniques and tailored exercise plans to your pets sporting needs can ensure your canine athlete performs at their top ability and reduces the risk of injury.

Working Dogs

We ask a lot of our working dogs including sheepdogs, gun dogs and assistance dogs. Physiotherapy can keep them working throughout the year and reduce injury risk.

Conformation Showing

Show dogs need to be able to stand and move perfectly. Physiotherapy can improve your dogs gait and address muscle imbalances to ensure your dog is looking and performing at their best.

mobile appointments

in the north cotswolds

We provide a mobile veterinary physiotherapy service allowing us to assess your dog in the comfort of their own home. This reduces the need for potentially uncomfortable or painful car journeys when they are recovering from injury or surgery.

Dogs are also more comfortable and relaxed in their own home improving the effectiveness of their treatment.

Located in the North Cotswolds we cover areas within Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire including the main towns of Shipston on Stour, Banbury, Stratford upon Avon, Chipping Norton and Moreton in the Marsh.

Appointments are available by prior arrangement. Due to teaching commitments during term time I am only available during the day Monday and Wednesday but I can arrange to see your pet on evenings or Saturday if needed.

Your Appointment


We like to ensure there are no unexpected costs for your pets treatment. So we like to be transparent about the cost of treatment so you know what is affordable for you and your dog.

These are the standard costs for canine physiotherapy appointments we offer (all prices correct as of April 2024)

Initial Assessment
    Initial Assessment


    Initial Assessments typically take 1 – 1.5 hours

    Follow Up Assessment
      Follow Up Assessment


      Follow up Assessments typically take 45 mins to 1hr

      Follow up Assessment Pre Payment
        Follow up Assessment Pre Payment


        Saving you over 10% you can pay for 5 follow up treatments in advance.

          Your Appointment

          what to expect

          A full history and musculoskeletal assessment of your pet is undertaken. This involves checking your dogs posture, gait, bones, joints and muscle. Videos and photographs will be taken during the assessment so that comparisons can be made in future. Following assessment your dog will be given a treatment which consists of a range of physiotherapeutic techniques including massage, stretching, hot/cold therapy, red light therapy and remedial exercises. A tailored exercise plan will be given to you following your appointment which may include some of the exercises shown during the session which you can continue to perform at home.

          During the appointment you will be asked to move and handle your dog . If this is not possible please let us know at the time of booking your appointment so alternative arrangements can be made.

          Follow up appointments are typically required, the amount and the time intervals between treatments is dependent upon the patient and condition being treated.

          Please be aware it is normal for animals to appear stiff and lethargic following treatment. Please ensure they have plenty of water available and lighter exercise may be required for a couple of days. This is normal and is just the body adjusting to the treatment given and is followed by positive changes.




            Lily – Post IVDD Surgery

            The love and care you have shown Lily has been wonderful and your calm and gentle nature as well as your expertise has been so reassuring. It has been a pleasure seeing you each visit.


              Jake – Post TPLO Surgery

              I cannot thank you enough for the help and support you have provided Jake and myself following his recent surgery. The recovery has been much smoother than anticipated thanks to your skills and Jake is so much fitter.


                Marley – Osteoarthritis

                You have given life back to our beloved old boy. Marley had been so much slower on his walks and struggling around the house but now he is able to enjoy his favourite time of the day – Walkies!!!

                Does your pet need physiotherapy?

                To discuss the treatment options for your pet or to book an appointment call Hayley on 07972 438684 or email: Alternatively you can use the contact form just press the link to the right. 

                Please be aware that if your pet is lame, has suffered a recent injury or undergone surgery then written consent from your veterinary surgeon must be obtained. We can make all the necessary arrangements to ensure that this process is as quick and smooth as possible.