How physiotherapy can help your pet recover from injury or surgery
When your pet has had an injury or underwent surgery, rehabilitation can start as soon as 24 hours after. This includes neurological injuries and surgeries.
The sooner rehabilitation can start the better the outcome will be, and compensation injuries can be prevented.
The first time we see your pet we will do an Evaluation (orthopeadic or neurologic), this involves taking measurements of joint range of motion, muscle mass differences and finding out exactly where the problem areas are.
After the evaluation, our therapist will provide you with a treatment plan specific to your pet’s needs.
Initially treatment will consist of decreasing pain and discomfort, preventing any muscle wastage and keeping the joints mobile. These are mostly done with modalities (ultrasound, electrical stimulation, infrared light) and manual handling (massage etc)
After a few treatments, depending on how your pet progresses, the focus will shift on getting your pet back to his/her old self. Treatments will then start to include hydrotherapy and all the other FUN activities (wobble boards, physio balls, cavaletti’s)
Our goal is not only to get your pet back to the way he/she was before the injury, but to also improve his/her overall body condition and in such a way prevent any further injuries or discomfort that may arise.