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Physiotherapy And Animals

The purpose of Physiotherapy for animals is to relieve pain, restore mobility, function and performance.  Chartered Physiotherapists specialising in animal physiotherapy liaise closely with Veterinary Surgeons to ensure optimal rehabilitation of both large and small animals.

The most commonly treated animals are horses and dogs, however domestic, farm and zoo animals can also receive Physiotherapy.

Benefits of Physiotherapy for Animals

  • Alleviation of painful symptoms and stiffness
  • Restoration of mobility and function and optimise performance
  • Enhanced quality of life
  • Rehabilitation post surgery and periods of prolonged rest
  • Improved wound healing

Common complaints that Physiotherapy can help with

Common complaints treated by a Chartered Physiotherapist working in Veterinary Practice include:

  • Muscle injuries
  • Sporting/Racing injuries
  • Fractures
  • Spinal pain and muscle spasm
  • Joint problems, arthritis, injury, stiffness
  • Post-surgical orthopaedic rehabilitation
  • Neurological conditions
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Performance difficulties in athletic animals

When you choose a Chartered Physiotherapist in Veterinary Practice you can have peace of mind in knowing your animal is being treated by a Physiotherapist who has a university degree qualification and with additional postgraduate education which enables them to work with animals.

Veterinary Physiotherapists that are members of the Society’s Veterinary Practice Clinical Interest Group (CPVP)  are covered by pet insurance for reimbursement.

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