Astonlee Veterinary Hospital is now offering a Veterinary Physiotherapy service within our
Wellbeing, Hydrotherapy and Pain Management clinic. This is provided by Emily from Paws in
Motion who is a fully qualified and insured member of the National Association of Veterinary
Physiotherapy is a complementary therapy that can be used in conjunction with other veterinary care to not only treat or manage musculoskeletal or neurological conditions, but also, to maximise performance of the animal athlete. By taking a holistic approach, physiotherapy can enhance the body’s natural healing process in order to provide pain relief, strengthen weakened muscles, re- educate neural pathways and improve flexibility and range of motion.
Working dogs, canine athletes and pets can all benefit from frequent physiotherapy sessions. Emily uses a combination of approaches in order to treat your animal but will examine all cases on an individual basis. Common conditions that can be treated include:
- Cruciate ligament injuries
- Hip dysplasia
- Elbow dysplasia
- Luxating patella
- Spinal conditions
- Neurological deficits
- Pre and post-surgical rehabilitation
If you notice any changes in your pets behaviour, or difficulty in performing everyday tasks, get in touch.