Our neurological physiotherapy service is of benefit to dogs with any neurological condition. Whether the condition is degenerative or recoverable there will be treatment and advice available. Treatment will maximise your dog’s quality of life, achieve his full potential and support you throughout this journey.
Which neurological conditions may benefit from physiotherapy?
Neurological symptoms may originate from the brain, spine or neuromuscular origins.
Some of the neurological conditions which we are experienced in treating;
- Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD)
- Granulomatous meningo encephalitis (GME)
- FIbrocartilagenous embolism (FCE)
- Spinal fractures
- Spinal abnormalities
- Meningitis (in dogs often of unknown origin (MUO)
- Wobblers syndrome
- Muscle atrophy due to nerve damage
- Degenerative myelopathy (DM)
- Vestibular disease
- Arachnoid cyst
Aims of neurological rehabilitation
Neurological rehabilitation is aimed toward managing pain, restoring normal movement patterns and achieving optimal recovery. This is achieved through maintaining and improving muscle strength, suppleness, flexibility, balance and proprioception.
What happens in a physiotherapy session?
Each session comprises of an update from the owner, a static and dynamic assessment, treatment, exercises, and home care advice. Treatment will address any compensatory issues as well as directly treating the primary issue when appropriate.
A home care plan will be designed for each dog according to his individual circumstances.
Neurological treatment, prognosis and recovery
Due to the complexity of the nervous system and its amazing ability to regenerate over time (in most situations although not all), each dog will be provided with treatment and care to maximise any chance of recovering mobility no matter how slim this chance may be.
If you are interested in the specific treatments we have available please take a look at our Services page.
If you are unsure whether your dog may benefit from physiotherapy, please feel free to call us to discuss