Vet fact sheet

Physiotherapy is a science based profession that takes a holistic approach to aid the restoration of movement and function. It is extensively involved after surgery and often proposed as an alternative as a conservative management option.

 

Animal physiotherapy is only carried out under veterinary referral.

 

 

Pre Surgery

 

  • The physiotherapist can carryout a home support assessment to help owners prepare the home environment and minimise the risk of injury after surgery.
  • Provide conditioning so the animal is physically stronger and better able to cope with surgery.

 

 

 

post operation rehabilitation

 

 

Short term aims

 

  • Limit inflammation and oedema
  • Reduce chance of infection
  • Prevent further injury
  • Minimize scarring and adhesions
  • Limit atrophy

 

 

 

Longer term aims

 

  • Improve range of movement
  • Increase weight bearing,balance a coordination
  • Increase strength and fitness
  • Slow progress of DJD

 

Physiotherapy optimises the body's own natural healing processes and provides treatments for a number of problems

 

 

Soft tissue

Muscle injury, strain or soreness
Oedema
Muscle atrophy
Tendons and ligaments
Cruciate ligament injury

Wounds

Broken down sutures

Neurological conditions

Help to ease pain in arthritic and diseased joints and slow down degeneration

Rehabilitation after surgery or long periods of rest

 

 

Gingivitis

Orthopaedics
Increase muscle tone
Increase proprioception
Gait training
Promote quality movement

Assist wound repair, minimise adhesions and scarring
Fight bacterial regeneration
Optimise repair of fractures both normal and non-union

Mobilisation / influence neuromuscular conduction
Improve and maintain range of movement and muscle tone

 

 

Contact

 

07855 724 359

 

info@canissage-one2one.co.uk

 

Colsterworth - Lincolnshire

 

 

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Physiotherapy complies with the 1962 veterinary exemption order. Details of the conditions of treatment can be seen on the RCVS website.