The veterinary physiotherapy is a complementary therapy that uses non-invasive techniques to improve or help maintain locomotor function, in particular joint flexibility, general condition with better muscle strength, better blood circulation and healing capabilities, in addition to reducing pain caused by swelling, contracted muscles, ... At the Mr. Can veterinary clinic we facilitate and accelerate the recovery of our patient after an injury / surgery / illness, or we help maintain the best general body condition of older dogs, dogs with chronic joint problems (hips, elbows, spine, ...) with the veterinary physiotherapy.
Who applies to veterinary physiotherapy?
Dogs (and other small animals):
- With a muscle, tendon, or ligament injury.
- After orthopedic or neurological surgery.
- With chronic degenerative joint diseases.
- Due to reduced condition and overall strength due to advanced age or past injuries
- Sports dogs for better performance and better injury prevention.
Diagnosis to provide you with veterinary physiotherapy
General orthopedic and neurological examination with gait analysis, evaluation of musculature, joint health and mobility, and goniometry and measurements of thigh circumference. We manage the neurological state of the dog by checking the reflexes.
The diagnosis can be made based on the history and previous analysis, further treatment is planned, or we arrange for any additional tests that may be necessary.
Preventive exams are important, as we may be able to detect a potential problem quickly enough to start treatment early, before problems become worse. The longer a problem is there, the more recovery will be needed: therefore, timely action can be of crucial importance.
For sporting and working dogs it is important to assess the general condition of the body to track progress in physical abilities.
By using the services of veterinary physiotherapy We can greatly contribute to improving the physical well-being of our dogs, making recovery after injury / illness faster and more successful, and achieving a faster return to normal life. With regular preventive check-ups and timely therapies, we can provide working and sporting dogs to reach their peak performance and working skills. We can help reduce pain in older dogs and improve their mobility, general fitness level and thus allow them to stay active until a much older age.
Because we believe that the knowledge and cooperation of dog owners is of the utmost importance, we also spend a lot of time on it, in addition to therapies and regular monitoring, we will also prepare instructions for you on how to proceed with joint mobilization, stretching and massage at home. To be actively involved in the treatment of your dog, as well as to improve your bond with your dog.