Physiotherapists are experts in mobilising joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons, to provide pain relief and the restoration of function. Techniques include hands on treatments such as soft tissue and joint mobilisations/ manipulation, massage, myofascial and trigger point release work and stretches. Electrotherapy is used as appropriate – for example laser or ultrasound therapy.
Physiotherapy can be treat problems such as joint disease, rehabilitation after surgery, nerve injuries and muscle strains.
It can be used as part of a program to optimise performance in sports dogs and manage injury. It can be used to help support geriatric pets and slow down the effects of ageing on mobility helping to enhance quality of life.
Physiotherapy can be used as part of a holistic approach to reduce reliance on pain medication for chronic painful conditions.