Physiotherapy can be defined as ” The treatment of disease, injury or deformity through physical methods such as massage, heat treatment and exercise.”
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy attempts to treat the diseases, or injuries that limit the abilities to move and perform functional activities during day to day life. Veterinary physiotherapy attempts to replicate this especially for animals. As a science based profession, it takes a holistic approach by providing a functional assessment for each individual animal following a veterinary referral. Physiotherapy for animals can be used in conjunction to veterinary advice to help in the treatment or management of many conditions. Most importantly it can assist rehabilitation of the animal, aiming to reduce pain while improving movement, and thereby help to restore normal muscle control and function. Physiotherapy is also useful for performance improvement in animal athletes and can help reduce the risk of injuries while boosting athletic performance. Continue reading below to find out more about how physiotherapy can help your pet.
We are proud to team up with Nancy Dear and her physiotherapy business to offer a fantastic service and to reach out to more animals that require rehabilitation to have a happier and more mobile life!
“I qualified from Writtle University College with a Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy. Since then i have set up my own business, treating dogs and horses mostly while also lecturing at the university. I am very excited to partner up with the team here at Moredge to be able to provide them with my service to aid in the rehabilitation of animals and raise the profile of Veterinary physiotherapy.”