What will Happen When I take My Pet to Physiotherapy?
  1. Assessment: The Physiotherapist will complete a thorough evaluation of movement, spinal and joint function, strength, endurance and other physical abilities to determine the impact of the injury, degenerative/inflammatory disease or disability.

  2. Diagnosis: The Physiotherapist will determine a Diagnosis list of problem areas.

  3. Treatment Plan: Working with the owner, the physiotherapist will develop an individualized treatment plan. The physiotherapist will determine how best to restore proper movement, reduce pain from injury or disability based on scientific knowledge and thorough assessment of your petís condition, environmental factors and lifestyle.

  4. Treatment: Physiotherapists use a variety of tools and methods available to them for assessment and treatment including:

  • Manual Therapy consisting of mobilization, manipulation, stretching, and massage.

  • Electrotherapeutic Modalities consisting of ultrasound, LASER, electrical muscle stimulation, electro acupuncture, moist heat, and cryotherapy.

  • Exercise prescription consisting of specific exercises for proper muscle balance and strengthening of weak areas.

It is advised that prior to seeking a physiotherapy assessment you first consult with your veterinarian for a full physical examination.

What problems does a therapist treat?


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