Equine and Animal Physiotherapy

Gill Griffiths B.Sc.(Hons) MRAC NAVP

Phone 07949 838152

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North West

Call: 07949 838152


Gill provides animal physiotherapy services within Lancashire and the North West, and is based in Blackburn, Lancashire. GGVetPhysio can provide the most up to date bespoke horse physiotherapy and small animal physiotherapy treatments at the clients’ home, yard or veterinary practice.

GGVetPhysio also provide physiotherapy for dogs, cats and other small animals and pets.

Working alongside vets, GGVetPhysio provides equine, canine and small animal therapy treatment pre and post-surgery, supporting musculoskeletal conditions, age related conditions, neurological conditions and maintenance treatment such as sports massages, by combining the use of manual therapies, electrotherapies and rehabilitation.

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Gill is a qualified veterinary physiotherapist to post graduate degree level under the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists.


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Pilates is a form of exercise which concentrates on strengthening the body with an emphasis on core strength. This helps to improve general fitness and overall well-being and reduces the chances of injury..

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Veterinary permission must be given before an animal or pet can be treated with physiotherapy. Gill will do this for you but Data Protection requires your consent for this.

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Veterinary Physiotherapy for Pets

Manual Physiotherapy Techniques

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 Manual strategies utilise the combination of different treatment techniques including:

·        Movement Therapies; ranging from passive range of movement of limbs and joints (ie movement without ‘effort’), to assisted walking, to the obstacle course for the very advanced patient.

         Manual Therapies; including hands-on graded mobilisation techniques to loosen joint stiffness or pain

·        Soft Tissue Techniques; including massage techniques and myofascial release techniques aimed at loosening tensions in and between soft tissues. These different techniques can be used in both the land-based and water-based environments, such as the hydrotherapy setting, and application of such exercise regimes and hands-on techniques have consistently been demonstrated to improve the physical function of the veterinary patient. 


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 Ultrasound and pulsed electromagnetic energy all work at a cellular level to provide pain relief, promote the resolution of inflammation, reduce swelling, and improve the quality and speed of healing and the reduction of scar formation.

The choice depends on which type of tissue is injured, how deep it is within the body, and the stage of healing.

Electrotherapies available include


TENS  Transcutaneous Electro Neural Stimulation

NMES Neuro Muscular Electro Stimulation

PEMF Pulsed Electromagnetic Field

Have a Question? Call Me!

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 There are many ways we can help injured or older animals, and relieve stiffness, discomfort or pain.

If you have any questions about your pets treatment or veterinary physiotherapy in general please give me a ring.

Telephone advice is free!
I will be delighted to help you.

Gill at


Please call me on

07949 838152



How Animal Physiotherapy Can Help Your Pet


pet physioThe Animal Physiotherapist employs an advanced knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, disease and injury pathology and physiology to develop an effective treatment plan for each individual animal or pet.
In optimum conditions nature will heal an injury in a particular time span. However, for many reasons, these conditions are not always readily available. In these circumstances the injury will take longer to heal than nature intended or at worst may not heal at all. The aim of the physiotherapist is to optimise these conditions so that the body can heal the injury in the best time span.

Physiotherapy is delivered by:
• Manual techniques
• Remedial Exercises

Pet physiotherapy following veterinary referral can help horses and other animals recover from a variety of conditions, such as back pain, sprains, strains, fractures and sporting injuries. Animal therapy can also be used following orthopaedic, neurological or general surgery, as well as improve biomechanics and athletic ability. The use of veterinary physiotherapy is increasing. Animals and pets can undergo a wide range of treatments, including manual techniques, electrotherapies and exercise therapy.

Please see my page on "What to Expect During Treatment" 

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Gill is a Registered AHPR Veterinary Physiotherapist

AHPR (Animal Health Professionals Register) registered veterinary physiotherapists follow a strict code of conduct, work within their scope of practice, comply with annual CPD requirements and have appropriate insurance.

Gill is a fully qualified Veterinary Physiotherapist to post-graduate level under the National Association for Veterinary Physiotherapists.

Call: 07949 838152


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Kinesio Veterinary Taping Taping for Horses

Gill is an approved Kinesio therapist.

The taping system used by top athletes is now available for equine use.

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