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Can physiotherapy help your dog?

Physiotherapy can be used for a variety of reasons and can help all dogs no matter their situation. If you have a companion pet, physiotherapy can be used as a maintenance/prevention tool and can help to reduce your dog's pain, restore muscle control and joint mobility after surgery/injury. If you have a working/competition dog, physiotherapy can help maintaining your dog's fitness and enhancing performance while decreasing the risk of injury.

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Common conditions treated using physiotherapy:

  • Osteoarthritis 

  • Reduced performance in competition

  • Obesity

  • Stiffness

  • General weakness

  • Wounds and muscle tears

  • Amputees

  • Elbow and Hip dysplasia

  • Spinal surgeries

  • Medial Patellar luxation

  • Muscle atrophy

  • Muscle and soft tissues strains

  • Cruciate ligament degeneration

  • Hip replacement

  • Pre and Post surgical care

  • Palliative care

  • Neurological conditions including: - Paralysis or recumbency - Intravertebral disc disease (IVDD) - Congenital degenerative myelopathy (CDRM) - Discospondylitis - Fibrocartilaginous embolic myelopathy (FCEM)

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Signs of potential injury in dogs


  • Tripping or toe scuffing

  • Change in behaviour

  • Reluctant to exercise/walk

  • Muscle atrophy/wastage

  • Difficulty jumping in and out of the car

  • Stiffness

  • Heat and/or swelling around joints

  • Depression


  • Slower round times

  • Avoiding jumping obstacles

  • Loss of concentration 

  • Limping

  • Loss of range of motion

  • Decrease in performance

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