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"Physio vet were brilliant in the treatment of my old lady Tabitha, some 6 years ago. The treatment for her arthritis gave her visible relief. She was chilled and relaxed and clearly enjoyed thr administration of the treatment. Alas, she went downhill suddenly due to her age. We lost her at 19 and 5 months. I would have no hesitation in visiting with my current cats if and when the need is. " Deb Godfrey Facebook
"The best place for a diagnostic and treatment! Very nice people. Tell you accurately what is wrong with your pet even before you take it through the CT! Very knowledgeable, straight to the point, they have definitely earned my respect and if I have to, I will be going back! " Anna Patus-Sykes Google
"Met Dave yesterday as my dog had an allergic reaction, he knew what to do immediately and taught me what to do next time, really lovely and professional man and a lovely wife thanks again. " Rebecca Wragg Facebook
"Absolutely amazing. Buddy has been attending weekly for around 2 months and I’ve already seen a huge improvement In his hips! He gets so excited there as everyone is so lovely. The team are fabulous." Jessica Waltham Facebook
"David is probably the best canine physiotherapist in Europe." Gemma Del Pueyo Director of Teaching Veterinary Physiotherapy, University of Madrid, Spain.
"Just wanted to say thank you for the excellent service we received on Saturday when you gave Dotti an ‘Agility MOT’ and helped us with the problems she was having. I am pleased to report that she was more relaxed on Saturday evening than she had been for a while." HR. Shropshire Facebook
"Great aspirational staff who want to get your dog back to a good quality of life." Kirstie Ashworth Facebook
"Their absolute professionalism, coupled with an amazing caring ethos." Steve Darling Facebook

Sports Dog Injuries

Sports Dog Injuries

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What Are Sports Dog Injuries?

Many sports dogs and other canine athletes get injuries which are commonly not picked up by vets in general practice. This is mostly due to the drive of the dog to carry on training and competing regardless of pain. We are used to seeing these dogs and examining them in different ways.

This allows us to pick up these injuries and treat even the most subtle of sports dog injuries. Signs of a problem may not even be a limp. Owners may start to notice changes in their dog if their time is slower than usual, they’ve started to knock down poles, or are running under jumps.

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How Do We Treat Sports Dog Injuries?

Our canine sports medicine team can help your dog to run faster, avoid and recover from injury, turn sharper and compete for longer. Treatments at our clinic can improve your dog’s athletic performance as well as maintaining a happy, healthy life. We help to treat a variety of canine athletes working on agility, flyball, obedience, IPO, working trials, mushing and much more. We understand how focused sporting dogs are, and how to help each individual dog to better their field.

Our vets, David and Vicky, were trained in Canine Sports Medicine by Agility guru Chris Zink from the USA. Chris is acknowledged as one of the leading lights in this field in the world, and published books ‘Coaching the Canine Athlete’, ‘The Agility Advantage’ and ‘Dog Health and Nutrition for Dummies.’ The rest of the Physio-Vet team have also attended courses with Chris Zink, and our canine sports medicine knowledge is unparalleled. What’s more, we will help you to understand the causes of your sporting dog’s injury, the depth of the problem, and how to prevent and rehabilitate them.

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AddressThe Smithy, Crewe Hall Farm, Old Park Road, Cheshire CW1 5UE
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This project has been supported by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development Growth Programme with a grant towards the cost of the CT Scanner.

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