How do I know if my dog needs treatment?
Does your dog:
- Look stiff?
- Have trouble getting up or lying down?
- Struggle going up or down stairs, or jumping up/down?
- Move suddenly or twitch if you touch a certain area?
- Sit with their legs to one side?
- Walk or run ‘crooked’?
- Has your dog’s posture changed?
- Has your dog had orthopaedic surgery – e.g. cruciate repair, luxating patella or a fracture repair? Are you 100% happy with the recovery from surgery?
If you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions then your dog may benefit from treatment.
Common conditions that may be helped by treatment:
- Front or rear leg lameness
- Back or neck pain
- Weakness in the hind end (slow to get up, difficulty with stairs or jumping onto furniture or into cars)
- Knee problems – cruciate ligament injury and / or post surgical rehabilitation
- Knee problems – luxating patella (dislocating kneecap) in small breeds
- IVDD – Intervertebral disc disease (spinal disc prolapse)
- Iliopsoas muscle strain
- Arthritis / Joint Pain
- Soft tissue conditions (ligament/tendon sprain)
- Musculoskeletal issues associated with Wobbler syndrome (cervical vertebral malformation / instability)
- Hip or elbow / shoulder joint dysplasia
- Geriatric dogs – stiffness and difficulty with overall mobility, poor quality of life
- Asymmetric movement – aka ‘Crooked Butt Syndrome’
- Injury prevention, maintenance, and improved performance in your canine athlete
Do you need a Veterinary referral?
A veterinary referral is not required, however communication with your dog’s Vet is certainly preferred. If your dog has a new injury it is important to make sure your dog has an accurate diagnosis and that any medical or surgical treatment that is required is administered by your Vet. Where necessary, we will liaise with your dog’s Vet to ensure complete, professional care is always achieved.