All dogs are natural born athletes and want to run, work and please. It is our job at New Forest Veterinary Physiotherapy to improve your animal’s quality of life. Physiotherapy should be used as a preventative measure as well as for chronic and post-operative cases. Some conditions can be managed conservatively with the appropriate rehabilitation program. Often physiotherapy will be used as a last resort and by this time the condition or injury has worsened.
There are many conditions that Physiotherapy can treat; such as Orthopaedic, Neurological, Post and Pre-Operative conditions as well as arthritis and older, arthritic dogs. Physio is also used for the conditioning and fitness of high performance competition and Sporting dogs.
It aims to relieve pain by reducing inflammation and stiffness, improving muscle imbalance, as well as independence, confidence, limb function, performance and posture whilst restoring joint range of motion and mobility. Physiotherapy helps to prevent injury, impairments, functional limitations, and disability - and promotes the maintenance of fitness, health, and quality of life in all ages.
Carlie believes that positively building confidence and independence are the building blocks to a good physio regime. Your animal will receive an initial assessment before being prescribed a tailored physiotherapy programme.
For animals who lack the mobility to properly exercise, muscle wastage can quickly become a problem. Physiotherapy maintains muscle mass in a controlled and in a safe environment. Limb function and muscle mass is re-built over many sessions, with each one building on the progress of the last.
Tendon and ligament
Iliopsoas muscle strain
Osteochondrosis Dissecans / OCD
Degenerative disc disease
Congenital Degenerative Myelopathy (CDRM)
FCE – stroke of the spinal cord
Fitness and conditioning
Post orthopaedic and Neurological surgery
Tibial Tuberosity Advancement(TTA)
Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy (TPLO)
FHNO- femoral head and neckosteotomy