Veterinary physiotherapy is a growing profession due to recognition of the benefits it provides to each individual animal. Physiotherapy programmes have been proven to reduce recovery time post surgery or injury, improve function, enhance performance and increase mental and physical well-being, resulting in a greater quality of life. 

Physiotherapy involves the combination of different modalities and techniques:

  • Massage therapy 

  • Joint mobilizations

  • Targeted stretches

  • Electrotherapies

  • Heat/cold

  • Remedial exercises

  • Hydrotherapy


Increases: mental health, joint range of motion, function, proprioception, balance, co-ordination, strength, condition and performance.

Decreases: pain, joint instability, weakness, muscle tension, risk of injury.

                  Remedial exercises                                                                                Targeted stretches               

canine rehab, canine pole work, canine weaving exercises
equine pole work
horse forelimb stretch, protraction stretch, derbyvetphysio

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