What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy uses physical methods, such as joint and soft tissue mobilisation, massage, exercise, electrotherapy, acupuncture, and heat and cold therapies to promote healing and restore function.

Physiotherapy can also be used to improve athletic performance by enhancing balance, co-ordination, proprioception and muscle control to the competition dog.

Why Use a Physiotherapist?

All Physiotherapists working in Animal Therapy are Physiotherapists who have undertaken additional animal physiotherapy post-graduate training and hold MSc or Post-Graduate Diplomas in Animal/Veterinary Physiotherapy.

Physiotherapists adhere to strict codes of clinical practice as outlined by the Australian Physiotherapy Association and the Australian Veterinary Association. All Physiotherapists at Four Paws Physiotherapy are covered by Professional and Public Liability Insurance and are properly registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Canine Physiotherapy

Dogs can develop back, neck, nerve and soft tissue injuries due to the nature of their lifestyle. If left untreated, this may affect performance and even behaviour, as a result of pain and dysfunction.

Following initial veterinary diagnosis, physiotherapy helps to reduce pain and restore your dog’s movement.

What Conditions Respond to Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is commonly used for dogs with a variety of musculoskeletal problems including osteoarthritis, and muscle and ligament injuries. Animals with orthopaedic conditions such as hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia and cruciate ligament injury also significantly benefit from regular treatment in order to manage their condition. As with people, animals greatly benefit from physiotherapy following orthopaedic surgery.

Lynne works closely with veterinary surgeons to ensure that the appropriate rehabilitation program is established for surgical patients.

Lynne Harrison | Horse & Rider Physiotherapy
Lynne Harrison | Horse & Rider Physiotherapy
Lynne Harrison | Horse & Rider Physiotherapy
Lynne Harrison | Horse & Rider Physiotherapy

Contact Us

To make an appointment please don't hesitate to
use the form below or call Lynne on 0423 493 130

At Active Paws Rehabilitation & Fitness, 11 Bartlett Road, Noosaville