• My rescue dog Clover had a fractured femur that was not healing well - in fact amputation was recommended. Nikki used pulsed electromagnetic therapy and manual techniques on her leg, which we managed to save. Clover now leads a normal life and doesn't even limp!
  • Shakira, Veterinary Nurse
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Treatments

Horses and dogs do not have to be in competition or working hard to suffer pain, discomfort or experience movement issues. Many owners find consulting a veterinary physiotherapist routinely gives them peace of mind that their animal is as healthy and happy as possible. More frequent treatments are recommended for owners of horses or dogs who are working hard or competing on a regular basis, or who suffer ongoing musculoskeletal problems.

Veterinary physiotherapy should be viewed as complementary to veterinary medicine, not as an alternative. Having your animal referred to a veterinary physiotherapist in the early stages of injury, disease or when movement problems are initially detected can help avoid the issue developing further and help your animal to maintain their mobility and comfort.

Regular maintenance of the musculoskeletal system of your horse or dog by a veterinary physiotherapist will assist comfortable, functional locomotion and a happier animal!

Techniques used include:

  • Massage
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Myofascial release techniques
  • Active and passive range of motion
  • Active and passive stretching regimes
  • Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy
  • Long-wave ultrasound
  • Laser therapy
  • Rehabilitation exercise prescription

After a treatment session, we will discuss with you the best way for you to maintain your animal's comfort at home, possibly prescribing some exercises for you to do with them in between sessions.

Most insurers cover veterinary physiotherapy if provided under veterinary referral but please check with your policy provider.