WHAT IS VETERINARY PHYSIOTHERAPY?

Veterinary physiotherapy is a science based profession, which takes a holistic approach to each patient, by performing a thorough clinical history taking, examination and functional assessment to guide the choice of an optimal treatment plan. 

 

After assessment, typically a combination of the following treatment techniques are used to help any problems identified:  massage, myofascial release, joint mobilisations or manipulations,  stretches, electrotherapies and remedial exercise. 

 

Veterinary physiotherapy can be used alongside veterinary care to help the treatment or long-term management of many musculoskeletal or neurological conditions and injuries. It can assist rehabilitation of the animal, with the aims of reducing pain, improving movement, and restoring normal muscle control and function.

 

Veterinary physiotherapy may also be used for performance development of the animal athlete, helping to reduce the risk of injury and improve recovery post-competition, whilst maximising the athletic performance of sporting or working animals. 

PHYSIOTHERAPY HAS AN ABUNDANCE OF BENEFITS:

  • Reduce pain

  • Restore muscle control and function

  • Pre and post-operative rehabilitation

  • Address muscular imbalance

  • Improve flexibility, extensibility and joint range of motion

  • Increase muscle mass, strength and endurance 

  • Improve posture

  • Enhance tissue healing

  • Manage chronic conditions

  • Optimise athletic performance

  • Improve recovery post competition

IF YOUR ANIMAL PRESENTS WITH ANY OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS, PHYSIOTHERAPY MAY BE OF BENEFIT: 

  • Acute or chronic pain

  • Reduced joint range of motion

  • Joint injuries

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Neurological conditions

  • Nerve injuries

  • Soft tissue injuries

  • Wound healing and tissue repair

  • Fibrosis 

  • Swelling or oedema

  • Back, neck or pelvic pain  

  • Muscle soreness

  • Muscle atrophy

  • Decreased athletic performance

Please do contact us if you would like to discuss veterinary physiotherapy for your animal or have any enquiries. We look forward to hearing from you.

Laura Burnham Veterinary Physiotherapy     T: 07592 142515     E: info@lauraburnhamvetphysio.co.uk

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