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Why Physiotherapy? 


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


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


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

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