Thank you for your interest in having your dog treated with physiotherapy, below there is an overview of what can be expected whilst your dog is in Hot 2 Trot's care.
Many dogs are amazing at continuing to go about their daily lives with little twinges and tweaks in their bodies. However, this unfortunately doesn’t stop the effects of injuries, even if adrenalin is masking the signs during exercise. Age related changes occur in all dogs, and physiotherapy can keep your dog feeling great to carry on with the walks you both enjoy.
Vet physio is highly used both pre- and post-surgically and if possible as a preventative measure. Pre-surgically physiotherapy aims to strengthen soft tissues around a joint and lengthen contracted tissues to increase joint stability post-op.
Post-surgical physiotherapy relieves pain, rebuilds muscular strength, increases mobility, and correct movement patterns for long term health.
Neurological cases also benefit greatly from physiotherapy for muscle and joint support, especially if the dog cannot move itself at this point. Physiotherapy can keep muscles active and neurological pathways can be re-activated through sensory stimulation. Joint range of motion can be kept normal so that if your dog becomes ready to weight bear all limbs they will be better prepared!
All appointments are at pre-arranged times, subject to availability, and will involve the Veterinary Physiotherapist either coming to your home (canine) or yard (equine).
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