Physiotherapy can help with a wide range of conditions, including:
Physiotherapy is widely used in the human field to treat orthopaedic and neurological conditions, and help people to recover after surgery. Physiotherapy for animals is very similar. In fact, physiotherapy can be used for any condition which leads to pain, reduced movement at joints, loss of muscle strength, reduced function and fitness and loss of normal movement patterns.
Physiotherapy uses physical agents to help heal tissues and return the patient back to normal function. A full assessment of each patient is done before any treatment can take place. The types of treatments that can be used by a physiotherapist include manual therapies, electrotherapies, gait re-education, and exercise and rehabilitation programmes to improve strength, range of movement, fitness and proprioception. Physiotherapy also includes advice and education relevant to the condition being treated.