All dogs can require canine physiotherapy from your average pet, cross breed, show dog, racing greyhound, agility and flyball dogs and working dogs such as police and gun dogs.
Unfortunately they can all damage themselves from falls, road traffic accidents, twists and the unexpected. Also the older dog may require canine physiotherapy, we feel our aches and pains as we get older and so do are canine friends.
How they can show us they need some help:
- Difficultly getting up from sitting
- Stiffness especially in the mornings
- Behavioral changes becoming more defensive / aggressive
- Not wanting to exercise or play as much
- Difficulty jumping up
- Not wanting to be groomed or touched
- “NOT HIS/HER USUAL SELF”
Also, as with people, dogs require physiotherapy post orthopedic/ neurological surgery to reduce recovery times and maximize the benefits of the surgery to try to regain maximum possible function.
- Hip/elbow dysplasia
- Rehabilitation following orthopaedic surgery
- Age related joint issues and osteoarthritis
- Soft tissue injuries to tendon, ligament and muscle
- Rehabilitation following spinal surgery
- Conservative treatment for neurological and orthopaedic conditions
- Healing of wound, scar tissue and oedema
- Fittening programmes for weight loss