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Dog Rehabilitation

Canine Rehabilitation comes in many forms and practices, including Hydrotherapy, Physiotherapy, Cold laser treatment, acupuncture and many more. A multi-faceted approach is often required to get the best results for your dog and here at Fit4dogsuk Ltd, our expert team of professionals can guide you through the process.

Fit4dogsuk Fran in the Canine Swimming p

Hydrotherapy (Aquatherapy) is any activity performed in water to assist in rehabilitation and recovery from a variety of clinical conditions or serious injury. It is a form of exercise in warm water and is a popular treatment for patients with neurologic and musculoskeletal conditions like:

  • Hip & Elbow Dysplasia,

  • Cranial Cruciate Ligament damage,

  • Degenerative Joint Disease,

  • Spondylosis,

  • Degenerative Myelothopy among many others.

  • These sessions could be in our Hydrotherapy Pool or Aquatic Treadmill.

Vet nurse Kate carrying out dog cold laser therapy

Cold laser therapy is low-intensity laser therapy that stimulates healing while using low levels of light. The technique is called “cold” laser therapy because the low levels of light aren't enough to heat your body's tissue.

  • ligament sprains

  • muscle strains

  • tendonitis

  • bursitis

  • tennis elbow

  • neck pain

  • lower back pain

  • knee pain

  • pain associated with muscle spasms

It’s also used to help reduce swelling and promote healing of the joints and soft tissue.

ACAPT physiotherapist Lisa at Fit4dogs

Physiotherapy rehabilitation aims to optimise patient function and well-being, to help integrate that patient back into their chosen lifestyle activities whether at home, work or leisure. Rehabilitation should focus on changes to functional disability and lifestyle restrictions based on the patient’s own goals for functional improvement.

19 minutes of additional exercise a day in an acute or rehabilitation setting is all that is required to achieve:

  • improved mobility and activity levels

  • Decrease recovery time

  • significantly improved quality of life

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