Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation is a non-invasive approach to managing pain and facilitating recovery. It can be effective for dogs with chronic or acute conditions resulting from accidents, injuries or surgery.
A physical rehabilitation programme is tailored to the needs of the individual animal. It usually combines several treatment modalities, for instance, physiotherapy exercises, heat and cold therapy, electrotherapy and hydrotherapy to improve the dog’s circulation, flexibility, range of movement, gait, posture and balance.
The Chapel Farm Rehab staff are qualified and experienced in a range of canine rehabilitation therapies. As a team, they work together to deliver integrated rehabilitation programmes that offer the best possible care for their patients.
All new patients are given a full physical rehabilitation assessment before beginning any treatment. The outcome of this assessment is a rehabilitation programme designed to address the individual needs of that dog. Over the course of the rehabilitation, there are regular progress evaluations, on-going liaison with the referring veterinary surgeon and, if necessary, treatment refinements.