Physiotherapy

‘the treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise rather than by drugs or surgery.’

Veterinary Physiotherapy can be used to support dogs through various stages of their lives, including times of pre and postoperative care, musculoskeletal impairment/injury and neurological dysfunction, as well as providing maintenance, conditioning and performance enhancement for the pet dog to the sports and show dog.

CanineKinetics provides safe, comfortable treatment areas, and a range of treatments are available with our qualified therapist.

How can Physiotherapy help?…

  • Manual therapies including deep tissue and light touch massage, stretching, myofascial release and trigger point massage to help relieve muscle spasm and pain and increase mobility and proprioception.
  • Thermotherapy to reduce pain and inflammation and increase healing.
  • Electrotherapies including pulsed magnetic therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, phototherapy and muscle stimulation working at a cellular level to aid healing and quality of tissue repair.
  • Individually tailored remedial exercise programmes to aid recovery and return to normal movement, strength and mobility or to simply increase strength and teach correct movement.
  • Non- pharmacological pain relief.

What do I do next?…

Appointments can be made directly with CanineKinetics, however veterinary referral and consent is always required.

Our therapists will tailor a bespoke treatment plan to suit individual dogs’ needs.

We work closely with your veterinary surgeon and will always refer back with any concerns we may have regarding your pets’ health and treatment plan.

he pool with your dog, employing a range of techniques including targeted swimming & physiotherapy exercises, whilst utilising the natural properties of water.

How can Hydrotherapy help…

  • Rehabilitation post-surgery
  • Relief from osteo-arthritis
  • Relief and rehabilitation from musculoskeletal conditions
  • Relief and rehabilitation from neurological conditions
  • Weight Reduction
  • Geriatric Care
  • General Conditioning
  • Performance Enhancement for sports and show dogs
  • Behavioural enhancement

 

How does Hydrotherapy work…

  • The buoyancy of water supports the body and reduces the load on weight bearing joints, helping to reduce pain and allow easier movement, increasing the range of movement which in turn improves muscle tone and cardio-vascular health.
  • Sudden twists, stops and falls are impossible in the water making hydrotherapy a safe and effective form of exercise.
  • Major muscle groups are toned, and muscle mass and strength increased as they work against the resistance, viscosity & cohesion of the water.
  • Improved muscle health results in improved range of movement and support of damaged/diseased joints.
  • The warm temperature (28-31c) and hydrostatic pressure afford natural pain relief, sensory stimulation and are instrumental in stimulating the circulatory system.
  • Increasing the circulation of blood to and from muscles promotes healing of damaged tissues, muscle relaxation, reduction of swelling and consequently a reduction in pain and stiffness… and ultimately improved well-being

 

What do I do next?…

Appointments can be made directly with CanineKinetics, however veterinary referral and consent is always required.

Our therapists will tailor a bespoke treatment plan to suit individual dogs’ needs.

We work closely with your veterinary surgeon and will always refer back with any concerns we may have regarding your pets’ health and treatment plan.