A prescribed rehabilitation programme can offer tremendous benefits to post-operative and post-injury patients. The same applies to patients suffering with long-term conditions such as arthritis and hip dysplasia.
Physiotherapy uses hands on techniques, electrotherapy and exercise therapy. It is a highly effective aid to post-surgery recovery; relieving pain, restoring function and speeding the recovery process.
Physiotherapy is also used very successfully in the long term management of conditions and can be a useful adjunct to assist the diagnostic process.
Indications for physiotherapy
- Lameness (including undiagnosed)
- Hip dysplasia
- Elbow dysplasia
- Soft tissue injuries
- Neurological conditions
- Medically unwell animals requiring prolonged rest or immobilisation