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 Hydrotherapy
 


Hydrotherapy may be a very useful rehabilitation tool. As All Animal Physio tries to keep owner costs to a minimum, the dog owner’s own bath (for small dogs) may be utilized.

Some home spas, dams or swimming pools can be suitable or we can visit the beach to teach owners how to supervise their dog’s hydro program themselves.

 

 

 

Getting in and out of the water needs to be safe. In the case of dams, a gentle grassy slope, not a muddy, slippery slope, is needed to avoid injury, especially in post surgical cases like Craninal Cruciate ligament repair. From this perspective a shallow entry beach is more desirable.

Working with Vets

Animal Physios and Vets work together for best animal practice. Physiotherapy has been a proven adjunct in human medicine in the fields of Orthopaedics, Neurology, Paediatrics, Geriatrics and Cardiothoracic specialities. Animal Physiotherapy is now becoming an accepted part of Veterinary medicine as well.

Specialist Vets have seen the immense benefits of post surgery Physio for their clients, with shortened recovery durations, more complete physical recovery of their patients and more relaxed and happier owners.

Some Veterinary Specialists now have in-house Animal Physios to show just how much they value Animal Physio services. 

All Animal Physio works with many Vets, some of which are listed. It's a good idea to ask your Vet, if you would like to see us, so that we can share information about your animal and work together towards its' maximal rehabilitation.

 

Splinting
 

 

The use of innovative splints and slings may be part of the Animal Physiotherapy experience. All Animal Physio has worked with Orthotists
Steve Owens and Gail Morrison, who run a very successful orthotic clinic in Lennox St., Richmond, to achieve the right results.

The dynamic and static splints shown were made by these excellent orthotists, to enable early weight bearing, while stability was still a problem, after carpal arthrodesis.


 

Gait re-education       

Different problems will require different types of gait re-education. Normal walking might be enough for a geriatric client, but galloping may be essential to a young Whippet's quality of life.

We aim high, but use carefully graduated progressive training programs suited to the dog in hand. 

                             

Vets
some that we have worked with are:-