Veterinary physiotherapy is the use of a combination of different techniques and modalities to provide treatment to animals through a holistic approach. These are tailored in each treatment session to suit each animal's requirements with the overall aim of maintaining good condition and promoting the body's natural healing potential.

Just some of the aspects that physiotherapy can help with are - 

  • Wound healing

  • Acute and chronic musculoskeletal or neurological conditions

  • Pain management

  • Optimising healing and recovery

  • Post surgery treatment

  • Improving performance

  • Improving range of motion and flexibility

  • Maintaining or improving muscle condition

Physiotherapy can be used for improvement, maintenance, rehabilitation and recovery. Veterinary physiotherapists are often called in during recovery or rehabilitation, however providing physiotherapy prior to this point can reduce your animal's risk of injury and can address more minor issues before they become a clinical problem. 

Manual therapies

  • Massage

  • Trigger point release

  • Stretches

  • Range of motion

  • Thermotherapy

  • Soft tissue mobilisation

  • Myofascial release

  • Joint mobilisation

Exercise Prescription

  • Pole work

  • Active stretches

  • Fitness programs

  • Groundwork

  • Balance exercises

  • Rhythmic stabilisations

  • Transitions

  • Range of motion exercises

  • Training aids

  • Using different surfaces and gradients

  • Strength and conditioning


  • Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy

  • Visible red laser therapy

  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)

  • Neuromuscular electrostimulation (NMES)

  • Therapeutic ultrasound