Physiotherapy can be helpful for a wide range of animals and conditions, it can be used alongside traditional medicines, as a rehabilitation post surgery or to stimulate the healing process. Here at Physio-Vet we specialise in utilising physiotherapy techniques to treat disease or injury. Along side David we also have Izzy who is an ACPAT registered physiotherapist, who has a Masters in animal physiotherapy and a passion for small animal rehabilitation.

Physiotherapy also has an important role in injury prevention in sporting dogs.

Physiotherapy can be subdivided into different areas in veterinary medicine, including:

  • Elderly care
  • Developmental problems
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Respiratory
  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopaedics
  • Neurological

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Supraspinatus tendinopathy

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Luxating Patella (Slipping Kneecap)

In this article our vet David explains all about Luxating Patellas. Anatomy The kneecap (patella) is located in the tendon of insertion of the quadriceps muscle group. The quadriceps tendon inserts at the top of the shinbone (tibia) on a bony prominence called the tibial tuberosity. The patella runs in a groove (trochlear groove) on […]

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