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Vets4Pets Milton Keynes Physiotherapy

Pet Physiotherapy

Why does my pet need physiotherapy?

Pet Physiotherapy

Pet physiotherapy is a complementary therapy which is carried out under veterinary referral for persistent, slow healing and degenerative problems particularly relating to old age, injury or post- operative healing. It also helps prevent secondary complications especially after major surgery.

The benefits

Conditions such as arthritis, soft tissue injuries, fractures, trauma or orthopaedic surgery benefit significantly from physiotherapy as it helps improve and speed up the rehabilitation process and restore function.

Whats Involved?

Our dedicated physiotherapist utilises a range of methods and equipment such as laser, manual techniques and rehabilitation and can offer relief for ailments including soft tissue injury like sore/bruised muscles, muscle spasm, strain or atrophy, ruptured tendons and ligaments of the legs and joints.

Post-op healing

It is used to optimise post-op healing, orthopaedic complaints, improve fracture repair, ease pain in arthritic and diseased joints and slow down further degeneration. Furthermore it improves range of movement and muscle tone, fights bacterial regeneration in slow healing wounds and can even be used to combat oral problems such as gingivitis or cracked mouth.

Treatment

Our physiotherapist will identify what the best form of treatment for your animal is and using strength and mobility exercises as well as massage or manipulation, among other techniques, will recover range in joints, muscles and ligaments and improve mobility while promoting recovery.

Physiotherapists can also give advice on adaptations to your animal’s environment that will help them perform tasks more easily. This can be especially helpful for older animals or for those who have recently had surgery, because alongside the treatment, managing living and positioning when at home will improve quality of life and social well-being.