Veterinary physiotherapists are experts in manual therapy. Techniques used include
Soft tissue mobilisation
Trigger point release
These techniques are used as part of a holistic treatment plan to help to reduce pain and spasm,
improve tissue healing & circulation and promote healthy joint mechanics and range of motion.
By optimise the musculoskeletal system, overall comfort, mobility & function can be improved.
This includes the following:
LASER & LED therapy
Neuromuscular Electrical Muscle Stimulation (NMES)
Transcutaneous Electrical nerve Stimulation (TENS)
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMFT)
These modalities are largely used to promote tissue healing, reduce swelling
and help manage acute and chronic pain.
Successful rehabilitation involves appropriate therapeutic exercises to help improve:
Proprioception & motor control
Spinal & core stability
Joint range of motion
All our treatments and rehabilitation exercises are tailored to suit the individual
needs of each patient.
Your pet may also have a home exercise programme prescribed for them.
Hydrotherapy works extremely well in conjunction with land-based physiotherapy to
help rehabilitate dogs following injury, illness and surgery.
Whilst swimming can be beneficial, the aquatic treadmill is the most sophisticated means
of hydrotherapy available. Water height, speed and incline can be precisely controlled and
the degree of your dog's activity may be ‘fine-tuned’ ensuring effective and safe rehabilitation.
We have excellent clinical links with several hydrotherapy centres in Norfolk. These centres are
rehabilitation-focused and are fully insured with either the CHA or IRVAP - ICH.
Where hydrotherapy is recommended for your dog, we can liaise closely with your most
local centre and work alongside them to ensure that your dog receives an effective, combined
land and water-based rehabilitation programme.