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Veterinary physiotherapy aims to reduce pain, increase mobility and comfort therefore, an essential asset to recovery from musculoskeletal conditions

Veterinary physiotherapy can be used to treat musculoskeletal diseases/conditions, neurological conditions, and as maintenance to prevent injury. Our team provides tailored veterinary physiotherapy sessions for dogs and cats; to optimise recovery, enhance function and improve quality of life.

Veterinary physiotherapy can benefit dogs of all ages, breed and job role. From agility or working dogs, to “golden oldies” and cats will benefit from veterinary physiotherapy. Veterinary physiotherapy can reduce pain, enhance movement, improve comfort, rebuild/maintain muscle and aid recovery post-surgery.

For more information, please call our Dewsbury Hospital on 01924 465592

Veterinary Physiotherapy in Drewsbury Calder Vets in DrewsburyCommon indicators for animals requiring physiotherapy include:

  • Lameness or stiffness
  • Reduced activity on walks
  • Struggling to get onto the sofa/car seat
  • Excessive chewing or licking a paw
  • Behavioural changes – aggression, nervousness, guarding, panting more
  • Reduced performance in working/agility dogs
  • Reactive to touch

Conditions that will benefit from physiotherapy include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hip/Elbow Dysplasia
  • Osteochondrosis dissecans/OCD
  • Spondylosis
  • Patella Luxation
  • Cranial cruciate ligament disease
  • Post-surgery rehabilitation
  • Neurological conditions
  • Wound healing
  • Weight/obesity management

What to expect on your first session?

Our veterinary physiotherapists will firstly have a chat about how your pet is doing at home and their normal exercise regime. A full static and dynamic (gait) assessment, then a range of motion assessment, then a palpation assessment. Once a thorough history and assessment has been made, our vet physios will then create a tailor-made treatment plan for your pet
Veterinary Physiotherapy in Drewsbury What to except at your visit

This may consist of:

  • Manual therapies: massage, passive range of motion, active range of motion, stretching and mobilisations.
  • Class IV companion laser
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Home exercise prescription
  • Use of our stance analyser to measure weight-baring distribution across all limbs
  • Hydrotherapy

We run veterinary physiotherapy sessions on the following days:

  • Monday - Closed
  • Tuesday- 09:00 - 16:00
  • Wednesday - 09:00 - 18:00
  • Thursday - 09:00 - 17:00
  • Friday - 09:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday - 8:30- 13:30
  • Sunday closed

Can I use your Veterinary Physiotherapy service if I use another vet?

We are happy to treat pets from other practices – all we need before your first appointment is a referral form, completed by your existing vets.

For more information, please call our Dewsbury Hospital on 01924 465592