What is physiotherapy?
The treatment of disease, injury and deformity by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment and exercise.
Physiotherapy aims to:
- Alleviate pain
- Restore function and mobility
- Stimulate the natural healing process
- Enhance performance of athletic animals
Physiotherapy is a science that optimises the healing process through a complete understanding of the body’s natural healing mechanisms. Modern and traditional treatment methods are used to stimulate healing. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Pulse magnetic therapy
- Exercise prescription
Physiotherapy forms a really important part of getting your animal back to health following disease, injury or surgery. Common conditions where physiotherapy will benefit include:
- Muscle strains
- Ligament sprains
- Surgery (pre and post-op)
- Neurological conditions
- Joint dysfunction
The use of physiotherapy can also enhance the performance of athletic animals by keeping them strong, supple and free from injury ensuring they are able to perform to their peak.