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Why Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is scientific based practice with a focus on improve the condition, wellbeing, strength and recovery rates in animal patients. Once a comprehensive assessment process has commenced, clinically justified manual therapy and electrotherapy treatment plans are created for the individual to treat session aims. 

This can benefit a multitude of patients, from maintenance to rehabilitation cases. Some overall benefits of physiotherapy treatments include:

  • Accelerates healing times 

  • Improves performance and stride length 

  • Reduces pain

  • Increases range of motion

  • Improves muscular condition and activation

  • Elongates muscle fibres

  • Improves lympathic and blood flow

  • Breaks down adhesions

  • Increases feel good hormones 

  • Stimulates mechanorecpetors

  • Re-eduates gait 

  • Improves proproception

Canine conditions that would benefits are:

  • Patella luxation (grade 1-5)

  • Meniscal injuries (tears, calcifications, etc)

  • Medial shoulder instability

  • Bicipital tendonsynovitis

  • Wobblers (CCSM)

  • Cranial cruciate ligament rupture

  • Hip dysplasia

  • Elbow dyspasia  (UAP. OCCD, FCP)

  • Intervertebal disc disease (type 1 and 2)

  • Calcaneal tenson injuires

  • Fibrotic myopathy

  • Spondylosis

  • Lumbosacral stenosis/disease

  • Fibrocartiliaginous embolic myepathy

  • Fractures


Equine conditions that would benefits are:

  • Tendon and ligament injuries

  • Hock issues e.g. Bog or Bone spavins, Arthrodesis 

  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

  • Stifle issues 

  • Upward Fixating Patella

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Overriding Dorsal Spinous Processes (kissing spines)

  • Fractures

  • Muscle tears

  • Rhabdomyosis 

  • Suprascapular neuropathy (sweeney)

  • Shivers

  • Stringhalt

  • Cervical vertebral stenotic myepathy (Wobblers)

  • Distal limb pathologies: Coffin joint syndrome, Navicular syndrome, Laminitis

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