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Canine physiotherapy

Canine Physiotherapy can be beneficial for all types of dog, whether you own family pets, working dogs or agility and show dogs.

What Canine Physiotherapy Treatment Techniques Do We Use?

Our canine physiotherapeutic techniques are utilised to reduce your dog’s pain, improve movement and restore normal muscle control for better motor performance and function.

Manual Techniques

As Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapists, we are experts in using joint and soft tissue manual techniques during both acute and chronic phases of injury. This will help to reduce your dog’s pain and increase range of movement. Our manual canine physiotherapy techniques include massage, stretching, maitland mobilisations, myofascial release and trigger point release.

How to tell if your Dog has a problem?

Your dog will let you know if there is a problem in a variety of ways:-

How we can Help Your Dog

We can treat your dog for any of the following conditions:-

Electrotherapy Modalities

We utilise electrotherapy modalities to promote the healing process, reduce swelling and provide pain relief. Ultrasound, laser and PEME (Pulsed Electro Magnetic Energy) are used to promote healing in soft tissues and wounds. Laser is also very effective for pain relief in chronic conditions such as arthritis. Neuromuscular stimulation is used both to assess the quality of muscle contraction and is effective in mobilising and strengthening muscle during a treatment programme.


Rehabilitation is an essential part of the treatment process. Our tailored home exercise regimes focus on your dog’s mobility, stability, strength and proprioception to optimise recovery and reduce their risk of future injury.

How We Assess Your Dog

We will always contact your veterinary surgeon for approval prior to treatment. The initial assessment and treatment session will take approximately 45 minutes. During this time the canine physiotherapist will:-

• Take a detailed history of your dog
• Observe your dog standing and performing a variety of movement tasks
• Complete a physical examination - palpate muscles and soft tissues and assess joint range of movement
• Formulate a treatment plan and discuss this with you
• Perform appropriate treatment
• Discuss a post treatment exercise programme, home exercises if appropriate and follow up treatment if appropriate

Canine Physiotherapy sessions are carried out at Abbey House Veterinary Hospital in Morley, Leeds. Dogs from other practices are welcome to attend.

Booking a Session

If you would like to book a canine physiotherapy assessment, please call us on the above telephone number or Contact Us online.


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ACPAT Chartered Physiotherapists

We are ACPAT chartered physiotherapists and always work with veterinary approval as stipulated by the Veterinary Surgeons Act (1966), to ensure that your animal receives the best possible care.

As chartered physiotherapists, we will always obtain your vet's permission before proceeding with the initial treatment.

Victoria Spalding. Chartered veterinary Physiotherapy