Ruth Nicholls - SMALL ANIMAL PHYSIOTHERAPIST
The conditions that can be treated using physiotherapy are many and varied and include:
 
Arthritis (aka Osteoarthritis or DJD)
Chronic Degenerative Radiculomyelopathy (aka CDRM)
Cruciate Ligament Disease or Rupture
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Luxating Patella
Muscle Spasm / Strain / Wastage (aka muscle atrophy)
Osteochondritis Dissicans (aka OCD)
Paralysis
Paresis
Post-Operative Rehabilitation
Spinal Injury / Surgery
Wounds
 
 
Physiotherapy is also a great way to help keep really active dogs such as agility dogs or working dogs in peak physical condition.
 
 
 
The treatments used include:
 
Massage
Stretches
Passive & Active Range of  Movement Exercises
Pulsed Electro-Magnetic  Field Therapy
Phototherapy
Hydrotherapy
Reiki
Exercise Prescription
Heat Therapy
Cryotherapy
 
 
 
 
               
 
 
The benefits of physio include:
 
Pain Relief
Relaxation of Muscles
Muscle Building and Toning
Increased Range of  Movement in the Joints
Soft Tissue Healing
Fracture Healing
Improved Balance, Coordination, and Proprioception
Slowing of the Progression of Degenerative Conditions
Increased Strength and Stamina
 
                                                                                                  
If you are unsure about whether your dog might benefit from physiotherapy I will be happy to discuss the case with both you and your vet.
 
 
 
 
 
Please give me a call on 07910 483664,
or email me at
 
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