Common problems treated:

  • Injuries
  • Post orthopaedic surgery
  • Fractures
  • Neurological problems
  • Sporting injuries
  • Arthritis, stiffness and/or weakness in elderly animals
  • Pain
  • Wounds

Physiotherapists are trained to assess each patient individually and devise a suitable treatment programme  based on their findings. Animals are very good at telling us where it hurts despite their lack of verbal communication!

The Aims of Physiotherapy are to optimise mobility, function and independence by

  • Assisting healing
  • Reducing pain
  • Reducing swelling
  • Reducing muscle spasm
  • Improving muscle strength endurance and control
  • Improving flexibility and range of movement

Also aiming to

  • Prevent secondary complications and recurrence of the problem
  • Improve quality of life
  • Maximise performance in sporting animals

The purpose of physiotherapy is to restore and maintain mobility, function, independence and performance

​​Gillian Barrett, Grad.Dip.Phys, ACPAT Cat A, CCFT

Chartered Physiotherapist specialising in Animal Physiotherapy


​Tel: 07765238937

Treatment options available:

  • Massage
  • Manual therapy
  • Electrotherapy - Laser, muscle stimulation
  • Home advice and management plans
  • Individualised exercise programmes
  • Post-injury / post-op rehabilitation programmes
  • Strengthening, balance and proprioception exercises