Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Fitness and Conditioning

Veterinary physiotherapy is an evidence-based health care profession working closely with the veterinary profession to ensure the correct diagnosis and treatment of animals.

What it does

Physiotherapy aims to do many things, all of them positive – including restoring and maintaining mobility, function and performance, as well as reducing pain and inflammation (and therefore recovery time).

We believe that physiotherapy and rehabilitation is integral to the conservative and pre- and post-operative management of, in particular, animals with orthopaedic, neurological and soft tissue issues, enhancing their recovery.

Multiple steps, for enhanced recovery

Working closely with our colleagues in the clinical services team, in-house physiotherapy based on referral will help a) maximise recovery and b) restore function. Plus, to ensure ongoing recovery long after surgery has ended, we create a home exercise programme too.

To find out more about what physiotherapy and rehabilitation might involve, take a look at the video below.

"Flyte began to show signs of difficulty getting on and off the sofa and in jumping fences in 2014. After examination and investigations were performed he was diagnosed with spondylosis…"

Flyte's story
We currently provide physiotherapy to in and out-patients five days a week. If you are an owner and would like our team to assess your pet, please ask your vet about a referral or, if you are a vet looking to refer a patient for physiotherapy, you can submit a referral form via this website or please contact us on 01582 853878.

Common Conditions treated by Physiotherapy


  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Disc prolapses
  • Non-compressive spinal cord injuries
  • Nerve abnormalities - from single nerves to generalised problems
  • Head Injuries
  • Vestibular disorders
  • Neoplasia


  • Osteoarthritis
  • Elbow/hip dysplasia
  • Cranial cruciate injuries
  • Patella luxation
  • Joint arthroplasty
  • Femoral head and neck ostectomy
  • Post surgical rehabilitation
  • Post fracture rehabilitation
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Wounds

Critical care/pain management

  • Critical Care – maintain function and minimise secondary complications with musculoskeletal or respiratory systems
  • Analgesia – for acute and chronic pain management


  • Optimising performance
  • Obesity
If you would like to discuss a condition that has not been listed, please do not hesitate to contact the team for a telephone consultation to see whether your pet would be appropriate for a physiotherapy assessment.

Treatment and Rehabilitation Techniques