Denise Hayes Davies
Canine Physiotherapy
Can Physio help?
Animals cannot communicate as easily as humans and even when injured or in pain it is astonishing how effectively your dog can mask his discomfort. A thorough physiotherapy assessment can help to identify underlying musculoskeletal and neurological problems which are relevant to your dogs problem. Often it is only hindsight which allows owners to realise that their animal was in fact showing pain signals but now is much better.
Every dog deserves good healthcare so whatever profession or leisure prusuits your dog is engaged in they will benefit from flexible joints and well developed muscle systems to support them.
Some breeds are prone to particular conditions and good conservative management of the dog can reduce the impact of those conditions on the animals lifestyle.

Physiotherapy may help if your animal shows signs of or has been diagnosed with
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Osteoarthrithis/Degenerative Joint disease
  • Lameness
  • Joint or soft tissue sprain
  • Muscle atrophy (wasting)
  • Neurological disease or trauma causing neurological impairment
  • Reduced athlethic performance
  • Spinal stiffness or soreness
Post operative treatment with physiotherapy can improve your animals outcome and shorten the inactivity phase. It is important to follow the referring vets guidelines and Denise will work in cooperation with the surgeon. Hydrotherapy is often used in conjunction with physiotherapy to complete the rehabilitation package.

Typical post surgical referrals include
  • Joint replacements
  • Cranial Cruciate ligament surgery
  • Fracture Fixation
  • Spinal surgery/ decompression
If you think Physiotherapy could help your animal please get in touch.
Denise is based at The Dog Spa, Gwent NP12 2DU

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