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Physiotherapy

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How physiotherapy can help

 

Physiotherapy – “the treatment of disease, injury or deformity by physical methods”

The aim of physiotherapy is to restore movement and function when an animal has been affected by injury or illness and to maintain or improve quality of life.  Physiotherapy is an evidence based discipline which sets to improve performance and promote healing.

Through a multimodal approach, physiotherapy can help with a large array of conditions which include but are not limited to

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cruciate ligament injury
  • Post op recovery
  • Muscle strains/sprains
  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • Spinal pain
  • Neurological conditions

In addition to the treatment of known conditions, here at Superfly we believe in prevention and early intervention.  We therefore, highly recommend that if you have a sporting animal, that they undergo regular maintenance checks. Regular checkups, can help to identify minor musculoskeletal tweaks and strains that can lead to further problems and affect performance. By identifying and treating these early we can prevent these becoming bigger problems. By releasing and easing soft tissue tension and spasms, we can help to improve sporting performance.

‘If you have noticed a dip or change in performance recently, it may be worth getting your sporting animal checked over’

When our companions get older, we often notice them slowing down or struggling to do the things they once did.  Often this is due to age related diseases such as Osteoarthritis, a physiotherapist can help to review existing environment and exercise regimes, to slow down the deterioration of “old age” and help to maintain an active quality of life.

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