Looking after your pet's mobility

If your pet is struggling with health and mobility issues there may be services here that could  help.

Complementary Therapies we offer

Pet Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a complementary therapy that should only be carried out by qualified professionals under veterinary referral. An animal “physio” can help restore normal function after an injury, illness or disability through educating owners on exercise programmes, mobility and manual therapies.

The most common areas in which a physiotherapist can assist are;

  • Post surgery rehabilitation to encourage healing in animals with orthopaedic and neurological conditions.
  • Improve quality of life for animals with degenerative conditions and old age. Common conditions include arthritis and muscle spasms.
  • To enhance performance for competition horses and working dogs.
  • Maintenance treatments for active horses, dogs and cats.

Veterinary Acupuncture

Veterinary Acupuncture can only be carried out by a veterinary surgeon who has completed a recognised course. It involves placing very fine needles into painful sites and traditional acupuncture points to help release tension and pain. We practice Western Medical Acupuncture which has been proven to be therapeutic for – 

  • Chronic pain management to increase mobility and is complementary to physiotherapy and medical modalities.
  • Help improve pet's comfort and wellbeing during their later years.
  • We also have great results in helping to increase mobility and performance in your animal athletes.
  • Can help with other medical conditions.

Manual therapy

Physical treatment 'hands on' technique used to treat musculoskeletal pain, disability and help increase joint mobility.

Soft tissue release techniques

Active assessment of soft tissue and massage techniques including stretching and release of soft tissue to improve flexibility and muscle tone.

Phototherary (light therapy)

Phototherapy works at a superficial level therefore is most effective on the skin. Blue phototherapy is very effective at prohibiting bacterial proliferation. Red phototherapy works to aid wound repair, encouraging epithelial growth and healthy granulation.

Pulsed Electro-Magnectic Field Therpary (PEMF)

Pulsing magnetic fields affect the function of the cell and help restore the normal balance in a damaged cell. Unbalanced cells result in inflammation, therefore pulsing magnetic fields provide an anti-inflammatory effect. This effect is one of the main benefits of this therapy as inflammation can be very damaging to the tissues. Inflammation also causes pain. This, in turn, can lead to restricted movement, disuse, muscle atrophy (wastage), compensatory injury and many more complications.

Therapeutic ultrasound

Ultrasound therapy is the use of sound waves to treat soft tissue medical conditions. Ultrasound can increase blood flow and can be used to help reduce local swelling and chronic inflammation. Physiotherapists will often use ultrasound therapy to increase collagen synthesis and connective tissue healing.

Exercise programmes

Bespoke exercise programmes developed to help you get the best performance from your canine athlete.

Return to work programs (equine & canine)

After a period of time off, either due to health conditions or other reasons, your pet athlete may need a extra training techniques to get them back to full fitness. If this is something you need advice on please contact us.

Ground schooling programs (equine)

Ground schooling can be a very useful tool for horses to help improve on lots of really important areas such as confidence, strength and performance. We can put together a personalised programme to help increase your equine's skills and education.

Price plans

You can select from a range of Pet Physiotherapy Plans to suit your needs and your budget. To book your sessions please call the centre on: 01823 490433

Dog / Cat Treatment

Pet Physiotherapy
£ 40 per hour
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Small Animal

Veterinary Physiotherapy and Acupuncture
£ 65 Joint bundle
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Veterinary Acupuncture

Companion Animal Treatment
£ 50 first treatment
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Horse Session

Pet Physiotherapy
£ 50 per hour
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