Animal physiotherapy is now becoming recognized as an important part of the recovery process after many surgical procedures and for many chronic Musculo-skeletal problems.
Physiotherapy is well accepted in human medicine and your pet can have the same benefits too.
Animal physiotherapists will use techniques such as massage, joint stretching and strengthening exercises, ultrasound and heat treatment to help accelerate recovery and a return to normal function. They can advise on specific exercises, home massage and swimming that can all help strengthen muscles and ensure minimal muscle degeneration after surgery.
In consultation with your veterinary surgeon appropriate physiotherapy will ensure the best possible outcome after procedures such as cruciate surgery, spinal surgery, fracture repair, and many other conditions.
Ask your veterinary surgeon if physiotherapy is appropriate for your pet and for an appropriate referral.