September 22, 2017

Oxford Canine Physiotherapy

 

Canine physiotherapy

Has your dog had an operation? 

       Does your dog have sore hips or elbows or back?

                   Is your dog getting on in years or have arthritis?

                                   Is your dog a sporting or working dog?

                                         Has your dog gone off his legs?

Look no further – Physiotherapy will help. Classic Physiotherapy Physiotherapists come to your dog’s home to assess and treat. Physio speeds up and improves the quality of the healing process, reduces pain and strengthens your dog back to 4-legged form . Most pet insurers pay towards physiotherapy.

After an operation to leg or back, dogs benefit from physiotherapy rehabilitation. Physiotherapy will help with pain and healing and help your dog back to four-legged form with quality and comfort.

Some conditions can be treated successfully by physio instead of an operation – talk to us about hip and elbow dysplasia, cruciate ligament issues and IVDD   before going for the operation.

Other conditions are also treated including arthritis, muscle tears and neurological issues.

Performance MOT’s provided for agility, other sporting and working dogs. This helps to prevent injury.

For Daxi’s – spinal MOT’s can help reduce risk of IVDD.

Physio treatment can:

  • Relieve pain and discomfort
  • Rehabilitate and aid recovery after an operation
  • Rehabilitate after injury or if not having an operation for an issue
  • Prepare your dog weeks before an operation
  • Help an old or arthritic dog be more comfortable and active
  • Rehabilitate your dog after a neurological problem
  • Enhance performance of a working or competing dog
Dog Physiotherapy AssessmentUsing a wobble cushion for proprioception Dog Physiotherapy TreatmentTheraband for hindleg strengthening

Assessment

The assessment includes talking to you about how your dog manages each day, reading the vet report, observing your dog moving, muscle symmetry, core and limb stability, palpation for muscle tension and tenderness, and range of movement of neck, back and leg joints.

Treatment

Clinical knowledge and judgement of any identified issues allows the Physio to select suitable treatments from the physio tool box of soft tissue mobilisation, laser & magnetic therapy, stretches and both proprioceptive and strengthening exercises. A rehabilitation plan is devised uniquely for your dog and may include a home program.

As Chartered physiotherapists we work closely with your vet, dog trainer and other practitioners working with your dog to ensure holistic treatment. Apart from  hands on treatment, it may be appropriate for your dog to have a home exercise program with you to improve core stability, proprioception and strength.

Next steps

Phone  01865 240122 to discuss your dog’s needs. Most Pet insurance companies will pay for physiotherapy. Please note that a number of physio appointments are often needed to fully rehabilitate. This may be over many weeks or months.

Common conditions Physiotherapy provides Rehabilitation for:

All orthopaedic conditions – post operative rehab and pre-op musculoskeletal preparation
Cranial Cruciate Ligament tear
Hip DysplasiaIMGP6619
Elbow Dysplasia
Patella Luxation
Hip Replacement
Femoral head and neck excision
Tendon and Ligament injury
Muscle injury or strain
Arthritis
Fracture repair (from immediately post op)
Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)Archie Reader
Lumbo-sacral disease (LSD)
Chronic Degenerative Radiculomyelopathy (CDRM/DM)
Fibrocartilage Embolism(FCE)
Vestibular disease
Stroke and other neurological conditions

Note that it is a legal requirement to have your vets approval before a physiotherapist can assess and treat your dog. Please ask your vet to either complete the online vet referral via the ‘Info for Vets’ tab or to download and complete the form below and email or fax it to us.

Classic Physiotherapy Vet Referral Form OR
vet referral form PDF format for printing