For your dog
The aim of physiotherapy is to reduce pain and restore musculoskeletal and neurological function and movement. If your dog has had a recent injury, undergone surgery or suffers from a chronic disease such as osteoarthritis then physiotherapy can help your dog to feel more comfortable and restore their functional movements so they can get back to enjoying life to the full.
What can physiotherapy
be used for?
Physiotherapy can be used to help rehabilitate dogs after injury or surgery and support in the management of chronic conditions. Below are a few examples of how physiotherapy could be useful to your dog.
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.
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 2023)
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.