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Canine physiotherapy plays an important role in maintaining optimal health in pet dogs, working dogs and those participating in canine sports. Dogs can suffer from muscular imbalances via injuries, disease, general wear and tear and age related conditions. These can cause discomfort and often secondary issues, which ultimately impact on the dogs well-being and performance.


Physiotherapy is commonly used pre- and post surgery/injury, to promote a full recovery and return to function. It is also essential in the management of age related diseases to keep your dog comfortable, and is widely used for maintaining working and sporting dogs, to ensure that they perform optimally. Having a canine physiotherapist 

Signs indicating that your dog may require physiotherapy:

  • Lameness

  • Inability to perform normal movements

  • Reduction in performance

  • Unwilling to go for walks

  • Stiffness after lying down

  • Change in behaviour

  • Signs of pain/discomfort

Common conditions that benefit from physiotherapy

  • Cranial cruciate ligament injury

  • Hip/elbow replacement

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Muscular asymmetries

  • Muscle strains

  • Scar tissue

  • Fractures

  • Luxating patella 

  • Neurological conditions

  • Proprioceptive deficits

  • Spinal surgery 

  • Wounds

  • Hip/elbow dysplasia

  • Oedema

Benefits of canine physiotherapy:

  • Reduce muscular tension

  • Identify and improve muscular asymmetries

  • Improve joint range of motion

  • Improve strength

  • Manage pain levels

  • Reduce fibrous adhesions

  • Promote relaxation 

  • Improve proprioception

  • Improve rate of healing

  • Reduce risk of injury 


  • Canine initial appointment approx 1 hour:   £40

  • Canine follow up session approx 45 mins: £35

Download a veterinary physiotherapy consent form here

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