Animal Physiotherapy uses physical methods to aid in restoring function after injury, illness, or as we age. Techniques, such as joint and soft tissue mobilisation, massage, exercise, electrotherapy, acupuncture, and heat and cold therapies are used to help achieve our goals. Physiotherapy can also enhance balance, co-ordination, proprioception and muscle control, aiding in physical performance for sporting animals.
All Physiotherapists working in Animal Therapy are qualified Human Physiotherapists who have undertaken additional post-graduate training to work with animals.
Physiotherapists adhere to strict codes of clinical practice as outlined by the Australian Physiotherapy Association and the Australian Veterinary Association so you know your buddy is in safe hands.
Animals can develop back, neck, nerve and soft tissue injuries just as us humans do. If left untreated, it can affect performance and behaviour as a result of pain and dysfunction.
Physiotherapy helps to reduce pain and restore normal movement.