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Why Physiotherapy? 

Services

Why Physio?

Veterinary Physiotherapy is used to treat a wide range of cases including post-operative surgery, trauma, diseases and general maintenance for performance and fitness.

Through the use of various manual and electrotherapy techniques and a personalised remedial exercise plan we work towards improving or preventing injuries in your pets musculoskeletal system.  Working closley with yourself and your vet to achieve optimum results

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Each treatment is individually tailored to your animal and their needs. This is based on any presenting conditions, lifestyle and yours and your pets goals - here are some examples of aims we progress towards during the sessions:

  • Reduce/ Prevent pain, discomfort and stifness

  • Maintain Range of Motion and Flexibility

  • Improve Gait

  • Increase Muscle Strength

  • Increase fitness and performance

  • Increase Proprioception

  • Improve core stability

  • Adapt home environment and management 

  • Improve Quality of Life

Some signs that may indicate that your pet may need veterinary physiotherapy:

  • Lameness

  • Behavioural changes

  • Reluctant to exercise, jump, climb stairs or go on furniture

  • Skipping

  • Bucking / Stamping

  • Reduced marks in competitions

  • Stiffness (before or after exericse)

  • Reactive to touch

  • Toe scruffing / Tripping up

  • Isolating themselves

  • Shortened stride

  • Sitting with legs out underneath or to one side

  • Difficulty getting up / lying down

  • Over grooming / licking/ chewing

  • Dislikes being groomed

Conditions regulary treated:

  • Rehabilitation post-operative surgery

  • Rehabiliation for IVDD, Disc protrusions, proprioceptive deficits and other spinal injuries

  • Neurological deficits - genetic and acquired

  • Cruciate tear/ rupture - conservative and post TPLO/TTA etc. 

  • Injury to tendons, ligaments and muscle

  • Improve athletic performance and reduce the risk of injury

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Patella luxation

  • Hip /  Elbow Dysplasia

  • Osteochrondritis dessicans

  • Degenerative Myelopathy

  • Fractures

  • Improve quaility of life for older animals 

  • Any many more!

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Veterinary Referral Form

Before any treatment, permissions needs to be obtained from your Veterinary Surgeon to adhere to the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966.  This is a legal requirement for any practitioner that carries out treatment on your animal.

 

You can either:

1. Download and fill out the form, get it signed by your Vet and then email it over to mcmahonvetphysio@gmail.com

or

2. We can send the form to your vet for you, just give us a call 

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