Veterinary physiotherapists are experts in manual therapy. Techniques used include

  • Soft tissue mobilisation

  • Massage

  • Myofascial release

  • Trigger point release

  • Joint mobilisation

  • Stretches 


These techniques help to reduce pain and spasm, improve circulation and range of motion and promote tissue healing and healthy joint mechanics. Aims are to improve mobility and overall function.


Hydrotherapy works extremely well in conjunction with 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. The degree of activity is precisely controlled and may be ‘fine-tuned’ according to how patients are progressing through changes to the height of water supporting the animal and changes in either or both the speed of the treadmill and the incline of the slope. Where hydrotherapy is recommended we can arrange a referral via your vet to Aquavet - Taverham Vets canine hydrotherapy rehabilitation service or discuss other options with you.


This includes:


  • LASER & LED therapy

  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation

  • TENS

  • Pulsed magnetic therapy (PEMFT)

These modalities are largely used to promote tissue healing, reduce swelling & reduce acute and chronic pain.


Successful rehabilitation involves suitable therapeutic exercises to help improve mobility, strength, balance, co-ordination and general function. All our treatments and rehabilitation exercises are tailored to suit the individual needs of the animal patient. Your pet may also have a home exercise programme prescribed for them.

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