For conditions such as post-operative spinal surgical cases, intervertebral disc disease and peripheral neuropathy.
Dogs often seem to do better than their human counterparts when recovering from injury to the nervous system. Physiotherapy, as soon as possible, can help reduce pain and promote recovery. Whilst the dog is unable to move well by themselves physiotherapy helps them maintain normal range of movement, prevent pressure sores and secondary respiratory difficulties. As recovery progresses physiotherapy stimulates and encourages normal voluntary movement, helping get the dog back onto their feet, regain their balance and get walking again. Physiotherapists will often work together with hydrotherapists, using the buoyancy of water to support the dog’s body weight and assist movement.