There are a variety of problems that physiotherapy can help with in dogs. When seen each dog will go through a full assessment, which starts by collecting a history of what problems your dog has been having. This will be followed by an assessment of your dog's gait, this may include assessing them at a variety of paces, on different surfaces. It may also be assessed how your dog carries out certain activities e.g. sit to stand, stairs, getting in and out of the car and getting up and down from a lying position. Palpation and mobilisation of their muscles, soft tissue and joints is used to identify problem areas. From this assessment your dog's problems will be identified and then an individual treatment program will be planned accordingly. At all times the animals vet will be kept informed of the outcome of the assessment and the treatment plan.
If your dog suffers from any of these conditions, physiotherapy my help
If your dog suffers from any of these symptoms physiotherapy may help