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What is Veterinary Physiotherapy? 

Veterinary Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and is a member of the multidisciplinary team aiming to treat or manage musculoskeletal and neurological pathologies.  A holistic approach is taken to each session aiming to reduce pain, promote healing and enhance overall being.  Treatments cover rehabilitation post injury, maintenance of long term pathologies and enhancing performance with injury prevention. 

Veterinary Physiotherapists use a wide variety of thorough assessment techniques and their extensive anatomy knowledge to highlight areas of weakness, injury and pain.  These techniques are vital for establishing a correct clinically reasoned treatment protocol.


  • Reduce pain with pain management techniques

  • Enhancing functional locomotion and mobility

  • Enhance performance and prevent injury

  • Promote healing following injury

  • Improving proprioception, balance, and co-ordination

  • Restoring musculoskeletal imbalances

  • Aiding mental wellbeing

Why Choose Veterinary Physiotherapy?

The great ability to dynamically alter treatments on a case by case basis allows all animals to benefit from receiving Veterinary Physiotherapy treatment.  Physiotherapy can aid in injury recovery, post-surgery, athletic ability and with aiding elderly animals.

What Happens During Sessions?

Firstly, after Veterinary consent is received, your animal will be assessed using different assessment techniques.  Some of which include:

  • Static and dynamic assessment – an observational assessment when your animal is standing and moving, walking and trotting with the owners/handler’s assistance. 

  • Palpation – a hands on technique used to highlight areas of musculoskeletal imbalances, dysfunction and restrictions. 

  • Range of Motion – each joint is taken through its available range of motion, to assess its functional ability and that of the surrounding structures.  


After assessment the Veterinary Physiotherapist will clinically reason, with all information gathered, to form a treatment protocol.  Treatments will differ case by case, however may include a mixture of manual techniques, electrotherapy and remedial exercises.  Please see ‘Therapies offered’ page for further information.

Equine Conditions
Canine Conditions

Veterinary Consent

Veterinary Physiotherapists work under the Veterinary Surgeons act 1966, of which requires Veterinary consent prior to any treatments. 

This ensures the animal is ready to undertake physiotherapy, whilst also keeping the primary Veterinarian up to date on your animal’s health.  Veterinary consent also provides further information regarding your animal’s previous treatments to the Veterinary Physiotherapist. 


If you are interested in starting Physiotherapy with your animal/s, please contact us via email or phone to receive a Veterinary consent form.  Alternatively, download our consent form by the link below. 

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