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Rehabilitation

We are one of few veterinary hospitals with an in-house rehabilitation team

Physiotherapy is a vital part of rehabilitation whether that be conservative management of a long term condition or pre and post-operative management of surgical cases. Being located in the hospital means that we can work very closely with our Veterinary colleagues, in particular orthopaedics, soft tissue and neurology.

Our Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy services are available to inpatient and outpatient clients, 6 days a week. We also accept referrals direct to Physiotherapy and/or Hydrotherapy from other practices. Our team consists of two NAVP registered Veterinary Physiotherapists and two registered Canine Hydrotherapists.

Our Rehabilitation Services

  • What Conditions Does Rehabilitation Help?
  • Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Combining Treatments

What Conditions Does Rehabilitation Help?

Examples of the conditions we work with include: 

  • Joint dysplasia
  • Cranial cruciate ligament disease
  • Post orthopaedic surgery
  • Pre-operative conditioning
  • Postural deformities
  • Surgical and conservative spinal disease
  • Nerve damage
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Patella luxation
  • Performance management/injury prevention
  • Weight loss/management  

Rehabilitation Facilities

  • Hydrotherapy Pool
  • Underwater Treadmill
  • Large indoor exercise area with rubber floor, and a range of balance/strengthening equipment
  • Assessment/treatment rooms with non-slip floor - all patients are assessed prior to their session to ensure the correct treatment is administered
  • Electrotherapies including laser therapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES)

Combining Treatments

In some cases, it is necessary for dogs to receive a combined treatment of both Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy.

This can be for a number of reasons, but the most common situation is where muscle wastage is so great that treatment is required every day. Realistically coming for hydrotherapy treatment everyday isn't practical. Your dog will be assessed, and you will be given things that you can do at home every day to help regain their lost muscle bulk.

With hydrotherapy treatment the dog will be using all four legs. If one leg needs particular attention more than the others physiotherapy treatment can be used to target specific muscle groups only.

**Please note that you must have been referred to us by a veterinary professional in order to use our rehabilitation services**

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