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Frequently Asked Questions


Which conditions are physiotherapy recommended for?

Physiotherapy is recommended for any soft tissue, orthopaedic or neurological condition.


Any lameness or discomfort can be relieved by physiotherapy.


Some examples include:

  • Arthritis

  • Hip and elbow dysplasia

  • Strains and sprains

  • Post operative orthopaedics such as cruciate or hip surgery

  • Post operative spinal surgery 

Does my dog need to have a diagnosed condition to have physiotherapy?

No. Physiotherapy is as much preventative as treatment. Fitness and conditioning sessions are very beneficial for any active dog to prevent issues happening in the future.

Sometimes a vet can have difficulty locating a specific cause to lameness in a 15 minutes consult. Physiotherapy assessment can be used to aide the vet in diagnosis. 

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a holistic approach to helping your pet heal itself. It is a combination of home modifications, exercises, massage and other non-invasive treatments to reduce the risk of injury and speed the healing progress.

Why do I need a veterinary referral?

As per the Veterinary Surgeons (Exemptions) Order 2015, remedial treatment by ‘physiotherapy’ requires delegation by a veterinary surgeon who has first examined the animal. 

To be registered and covered by insurance, I must therefore receive referral prior to treatment for your pet's safety. 

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