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Our Services

Manual Therapies

Manual Therapies are used to address musculo- skeletal pain and disability. Treatments include a variety of techniques including soft tissue mobilisations, passive range of motion, muscle stretching and joint mobilisations or manipulations. Soft tissue mobilisations include massage, myofascial release and trigger point release.

Manual therapies promotes tissue health and mobility, laying the ground work for normal function.


electrical current in various and specific waveforms. The goal is to elicit muscle contraction.

NMES is used to preserve or recover muscle mass in cases of weakness or atrophy, manage pain and treat swelling.

We offer NNES machines which can be hired to continue treatment at home.


Electromagnetic therapy

Pulsed Electromagnetic field therapy works through the creation pulsed magnetic fields that have been found to have therapeutic benefits in the healing response of various tissues by inducing electrical changes around the cell. This therapy is used to promote bone healing in both normal and non-union fractures and injured tendons. It is also utilised to reduce pain and swelling.

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic Ultrasound uses sound waves generated by piezoelectric effect at frequencies greater than 20 000Hz to stimulate tissues and create physiological effects. These effects include stimulation of fibroblast activity, improvement of blood flow, increase of protein synthesis, increase in tissue extensibility, decreased pain and stimulation of soft tissue and bone healing.

Underwater Treadmill

Hydrotherapy uses the therapeutic properties of warm water on the body to improve range of motion, increase flexibility, strengthen muscles and boost endurance. The advantages of underwater treadmill over normal swimming are that we have more control over how fast the patient moves, how much weight the patient bears and are able to support weak patients and correct gait pattern abnormalities as they walk. A qualified therapist will always be in the treadmill with your pet to ensure this.

Therapeutic Exercise

Therapeutic exercises are a crucial component of any patient’s rehabilitation, regardless of the diagnosis. The exercises prescribed by The Animal Physio are specifically tailored to the individual patient considering the clinical diagnosis, the age of the patient, the physical condition and the resources available.  The goal of these exercise programs are to encourage correct gait patterns and improve muscle strength, endurance, suppleness, proprioception (the animal’s awareness of where it’s limbs and body are in space), balance and stability as may be required. 

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Laser therapy 

Laser therapy uses specific, collimated wavelengths of red light to stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal on a cellular level. Three key effects of the laser are:-

1. Healing growth factor response through:

  • Increased ATP and protein synthesis

  • Improved cell proliferation

  • Change in cell membrane permeability to calcium up-take

2. Pain relief through:

  • Increased endorphin release

  • Increased serotonin

  • Suppression of nociceptor action 

3. Immune system support through:

  • Increasing levels of lymphocyte activity

  • Photomodulation of blood

Kinesiology Taping

K-tape is a rehabilitative, cotton tape especially formulated to have positive effects on the body when applied by a practiced clinician. It decreases inflammation, improves lymph drainage and increases proprioception and muscle activation by stimulating receptors in the skin. It encourages awareness of an area and is especially helpful when dealing with neurological patients or patients with excessive joint motion.

Red Light Therapy:

The Animal Physio uses the Photizo Vetcare to administer red light therapy. The Phytizo is a hand-held, rechargeable, LED light therapy device that utilizes both red and infrared light in a precise measured dose for highly effective treatment in all types of animals.

The Photizo provides one-touch, pre-programmed, effective dosages of healing light for the treatment of many chronic pain and inflammatory conditions.

It stimulates healing, relieves pain, reduces swelling and inflammation, calms muscle spasms, and increases the blood and lymph vessel diameter, for better circulation and clearing of waste products.

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For more information on any of our services or about how we could help your animal, please contact us using the link below. 

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