Conditions that benefit from physiotherapy
- Cruciate repair
- Bone fractures
- Hip replacements and excision arthroplasty
- Spinal surgery cases
- Road traffic accidents
- Elbow-hip dysplasia
- Tendon Injuries
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Dogs lead active lives, full of energy and motion. Sometimes injury can occur from falls, traffic accidents, repetitive twisting or even old age.
Physiotherapy is an accepted rehabilitation aid for cats and dogs following injuries and recovery from post-orthopaedic surgery.
Physiotherapy can also help improve general mobility and therefore quality of life in spinal cases and arthritic animals.
We would always recommend a physiotherapy session before commencing hydrotherapy. Most pets are normally sore and have lost a lot of muscle condition by the time they come for help. Physiotherapy is crucial in helping alleviate pain and to start strengthening weak muscles before starting hydrotherapy.
After booking in we will contact your vet for permission to see your pet (this is a legal requirement). At your appointment Dr Shahad Mohammed, a fully qualified veterinary physiotherapist (with over 16 years of experience) and member of the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP, www.navp.co.uk), will observe how you pet walks and will assess your pets muscles and joints. In conjunction with yourself Shahad will devise a rehabilitation programme and show you exactly what exercises you need to do at home on a daily basis. About 7-10 days later Shahad will re-assess your pet. If appropriate Shahad will advise when you pet will be ready to commence Hydrotherapy.
Please see the Hydrotherapy page for more details.
Most insurance companies will cover physiotherapy treatment. However it is always best to get confirmation from your insurance company before treatment if you wish to claim your costs.
WitsEnd® are a team of professionals who will help you, through training and expert advice, to get the very best out of your pet.