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Manual therapies

A "manual" therapy is simply a hands on technique to assist your horse or dog. It may be one of many different types of massage strokes to assist with muscle issues, range of motion techniques to restore functionm or stretching technques to  improve flexibility and performance. Its perfect for dogs that are recovering from surgery, or suffering with a gait issue, as well as maintaining muscular health in horses. 

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Electrotherapies

Our therapists can utilise a number of devices designed to optimise healing and reduce recovery time in animals, including:

Therapeutic ultrasound

Laser therapy

Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field

H-Wave

Most electrotherapies are suitable for both dogs and horses and offer a wide range of non-invasive therapeutic benefits. 

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Remedial Exercise

To assist an animal back to full fitness as quickly as possible your therapist will prescribe and demonstrate a range of exercises to be completed at the home or yard. These will be regualary reviewed and updated as the animal progresses. Exercises may be as simple as slow lead walking for dogs to regain muscular strength, to technically challenging cavaletti pole routines for horses ro improve posture.

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Hydrotherapy

Most people are familiar with the therapeutic benefits of canine hydrotherapy. We can also arrange hydrotherapy sessions to allow your dog to benefit from both pool and underwater treadmill therapy when needed. A combination of physiotherapy and hydrotherapy is noted as being the most effective treatment protocol for both dogs and horses for a huge variety of conditions

Every animal is unique, so a skilled veterinary physiotherapist will employ a range of techniques to ensure the best outcome.

Click here to read a fantastic, in-depth breakdown of canine physiotherapy and the treatment process. Published by Jay Gray in the Academic Journal of Canine Science.