Treatments

MANUAL THERAPY

Veterinary physiotherapists are experts in manual therapy. Techniques used include

  • Soft tissue mobilisation

  • Massage

  • Myofascial mobilisation

  • Trigger point release

  • Joint mobilisation

  • Stretching 

 

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.

 
ELECTROTHERAPY

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.

 

EXERCISE PROGRAMMES

Successful rehabilitation involves appropriate therapeutic exercises to help improve:

  • Mobility

  • Proprioception & motor control

  • Strength

  • Balance

  • 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

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.