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We offer pet physiotherapy, nutrition and fitness services

Pet physiotherapy, nutrition and fitness services

Physiotherapy Service

Initial consultation

Initial consultation

At our physiotherapy initial consultation we perform a thorough physical assessment, and in combination with any information provided by your veterinary surgeon, determine which parts of the musculoskeletal system are affected - both primary problems and any secondary compensation issues. We then consider how these impact the pet’s overall function and mobility.


Treatment plan

Treatment plan

Working together with you, we then devise a physical therapy treatment plan which meets the needs and goals of your individual pet. The treatment plan will generally include a variety of manual therapies, modalities (such as laser, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, magnetic field therapy or cold compression), therapeutic exercises and at times advice on assistive devices or nutritional supplements which we can use to make your pet fit for life!


Regular re-assessments

Regular re-assessments

Regular physiotherapy re-assessments are made throughout the treatment period to ensure your pet is progressing well with their rehabilitation and to update any home exercises prescribed to ensure they continue to improve and reach their goals faster. All the way along as we’re continuing with treatment, we stay in touch with your vet and work in conjunction with them to provide the care your pet needs.


Quality care

Quality care

At Paws in Motion, our veterinary physiotherapy treatment programmes are designed by our experienced veterinarian and certified canine rehabilitation therapist, Dr Jane McNae, and aim to improve the rehabilitation process, encouraging a more rapid return to mobility and enjoyment of life.

Our veterinary physiotherapy treatment programmes are designed by our experienced veterinarian and certified canine rehabilitation therapist, Dr Jane McNae.

Supporting the Brain and Spine Injuries

Supporting the Brain and Spine Injuries

Neurological problems stem from the pet’s nervous system: the brain, spinal cord and nerves, and can lead to unsteady walking or even paralysis of the legs.

Rehabilitation is aimed at using techniques and equipment that help the nerves regenerate by utilising their ability to reorganise and adapt, known as neuroplasticity.

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Joints, Bones and Post-Surgery Rehabilitation

Joints, Bones and Post-Surgery Rehabilitation

Joint and bone (orthopaedic) problems can result from sudden trauma or injury, or they can be more chronic and degenerative in nature.

Physiotherapy improves patient comfort and recovery after injury, helping them to return to their active lifestyle faster.

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Muscles and Soft Tissues: Strains and Sprains

Muscles and Soft Tissues: Strains and Sprains

Strains occur when the tendons that link muscles to bones are injured, whereas sprains are injuries to the ligaments that connect the bones together.

We commonly treat dogs, cats and rabbits suffering from strains and sprains. The initial phase of rehabilitation treatment is to manage pain and slowly re-establish normal movement to the affected area.

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Senior and Arthritic Pets

Senior and Arthritic Pets

Senior pets develop age-related problems such as osteoarthritis and joint pain, weight gain, stiffness, soreness, limping, loss of flexibility, strength and mobility.

Aging gracefully and maintaining quality of life are vital in caring for senior and geriatric pets. Massage therapy, heat therapy, therapeutic laser and pulsed electromagnetic field therapy are very therapeutic, reducing soreness and stiffness.

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Fitness and Conditioning

Fitness and Conditioning

Canine sports medicine is a rapidly developing field, which focuses on the importance of keeping your pet fit and strong to prevent injury during activity and play.

Whether your pet is a finely tuned athlete or an overweight couch potato, they could benefit from a fitness and conditioning exercise programme.

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Puppy Fitness & Joint health

Puppy Fitness & Joint health

Fitness and conditioning is key in growing puppies, however, it is important not to overload their developing joints and open growth plates, causing injury.

Physiotherapy in puppies aims to identify early issues or developmental conditions and focus efforts on appropriate exercises or levels of activity.

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Pet Mobility Support and Carts

Pet Mobility Support and Carts

Harnesses, slings, braces, supports, non-slip solutions, rear and quad carts or wheelchairs – our trained staff help find the ideal solution to your pet’s mobility issues.

Paws in Motion has many mobility support items available online to help your pet immediately, or we can organise our trained staff to assist with the measurement of your dog, cat or rabbit for custom devices from many international suppliers.

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Physiotherapy for Pain Management

Physiotherapy for Pain Management

Pain greatly impacts a pet’s wellbeing, health and mobility. Combined hands-on physiotherapy techniques and equipment help to reduce pain.

Pain is complex and no one simple way to control it. Physiotherapy allows us to combine our hands with technology to improve pet comfort by reducing both pain and inflammation.

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The PAWS Pawprint brings Place, Activity and Well-being together with veterinary Support

©Paws in Motion, 2020

We offer pet physiotherapy services, based on our own veterinary model: PAWS Pawprint of physiotherapy care for pets. 

The PAWS Pawprint brings Place, Activity and Well-being together with veterinary Support to help paw-parents navigate available options and to take easy steps that can improve the health, comfort and quality of life for their pets, promote healing and recovery after injury or surgery.

An integrated approach means combining therapies, techniques, and treatments. The PAWS Pawprint approach allows us to consider all the physical, emotional, psychological, social, and environmental factors which interplay to give the best physiotherapy care to each individual pet.