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Canine physiotherapy services

Veterinary Physiotherapy for dogs is very important to keep them comfortable whether your dog is just a family pet or agility master physiotherapy would highly benefit them.

Dogs can injure easily whether it be due to a congenital disorder or injury or simply just falling off the bed. 

Veterinary Physiotherapy is beneficial to dogs of all ages and exercise levels from puppyhood to the senior years, even if the dog has no apparent injuries prevention is often better than cure.

It has been recommended that dogs are seen by a veterinary physiotherapist at least once a year to ensure they remain pain free and comfortable.

Does my dog need  Veterinary physiotherapy?

If your dog exhibit's any of the following then physiotherapy may be a good option:

  • Lameness 
  • Behavioural problems 

  • Reluctant to go for walks  

  • Stiffness

  • Unwilling to exercise or play 

  • Struggling to perform daily activities such as getting up from lying down. 

  • Toe dragging causing uneven nail wear 

  • Muscle loss

  • Unable to sit with both legs underneath the body

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Common conditions treatment can benefit: 

  • Arthritis 

  • Elbow dysplasia

  • Disc disease 

  • Hip dysplasia 

  • Patella luxations

  • Neurological problems 

  • Tendon or ligament injuries 

  • Fractures

  • Secondary issues 
  • Wound healing

  • Scar tissue formation 

  • General maintenance 

What to expect from the session

Upon initial contact with Stay Sound Veterinary Physiotherapy Services we ask that all owners fill out a information form about themselves and their animals (where necessary), this allows the therapist to have all the relevant information prior to the visit. 

  1. Static analysis will be completed 

  2. Dynamic analysis 

  3. Palpation and range of motion of joints

  4. Treatment will be performed including; massage, stretching, electrotherapies- TENS, Pulsed        magnetic field therapy and Phototherapy (laser) where appropriate.. 

  5. An exercise prescription will be provided along with any advice

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