Canine Physiotherapy in Lancashire by GGVetPhysio

Gill Griffiths B.Sc.(Hons) MRAC NAVP 07949 838152

Physiotherapy and Laser Treatment for Dogs

Gill Griffiths B.Sc.(Hons) MRAC NAVP 07949 838152

Canine Therapy in the North West

Gill Griffiths B.Sc.(Hons) MRAC NAVP 07949 838152.

Physiotherapy for Dogs

Dog physiotherapy can be used to treat a number of problems, from joint conditions
to rehabilitation post-surgery, nerve injuries and muscle strains.

It is also used to address obesity and reduced fitness in dogs, and because they are prone to age-related changes, physiotherapy is an excellent way to slow down the effects of getting older for as long as possible.

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The Assessment

A thorough assessment is vital before the start of any treatment

History- This may involve discussion with the owner, and/or vet.
Observation - In standing assessing conformation/posture/muscle development and symmetry.
Gait - Observing your dog move in a straight line, walking, trotting, circling and reversing
and performing other sensitising tests if indicated.
Palpation - Feeling for muscle pain, spasm, tenderness and assessing joint ranges of motion.

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The Treatment

Following the assessment your canine physio will
devise a treatment plan specially tailored to your dog’s problems.

Treatments include some or all of the following:
Manual therapy techniques i.e. joint manipulation, joint mobilisation, soft tissue stretching/massage.
Electrotherapy treatment i.e. H-wave, ultrasound, muscle stimulation.
Muscle strengthening exercises i.e. abdominal strengthening exercise techniques.

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Individual Care

I work closely with the individual patient, veterinary surgeon and you, the owner,
and provide a unique treatment plan for every patient. This treatment program will be revised and updated as the treatment progresses.

All treatments are carried out after veterinary consent to treat This procedure is part of the Veterinary Surgery (Exemption) Order 1962, which states "All physiotherapy treatment undertaken must be under veterinary referral" DO NOT let anyone treat your animals without veterinary consent. Download a Booking Form Here

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Case Study

14 yo, male, neutered Shih Tzu

Diagnosis: Intervertebral Disc Disease
No deep pain response, hypertonicity in both hindlimbs, unable to stand and walk.

Treatment - K-laser and physio treatment weekly starting 6 weeks after symptoms started
alongside meloxicam, gabapentin and pardale.
Hydrotherapy was monthly prior to injury and restarted weekly 1 month after physio and laser started.
A truly successful treatment - 2 months into treatment and he is walking again.

Get in Touch

Questions Welcome or Book an Appointment

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.

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