Using information from our team of surgeons as our starting point, we evaluate each pet, administer the most appropriate treatment and give owners advice and training so that they can support and maintain our treatment programme.
Healing starts straight after surgery. Appropriate treatment in the hours, days and weeks after surgery is vitally important to ensure the best possible outcome as physiotherapy bridges the gap between surgery and full recovery.
Physiotherapy can be used after surgery, after injury and for pre-surgical conditioning. It helps manage pain, maintains and rebuilds muscle mass, improves mobility and joint function, can improve strength and balance, helps with weight control and overall improves general quality of life.
The aim of any physiotherapeutic treatment is to limit the impact of injury and disease processes, optimise the potential for healing and accelerate each animal’s return to function and/or performance.
Hamilton Specialist Referrals physiotherapy work is by veterinary referral and we liaise closely with the referring practice to ensure continuity of care.
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Conditions that can be treated using physiotherapy
- Cranial Cruciate Ligament
- Hip replacement
- Elbow replacement
- Spinal Surgery
- Nerve damage
- Luxating patella
- Hip and elbow dysplasia (abnormal development of the hips/elbows)
- Neurological conditions:
- CDRM chronic degenerative radiculomyelopathy
- Central nerve lesions head trauma/insult
- Spinal cord injuries/conditions
- Hansen Type I and II
- Fibrocartilaginous Emboli (FCE)
- Peripheral nerve lesions
- Cardiovascular conditions
- Muscle weakness/wastage