We introduced dog yoga in our latest blog post. After some practice, one of our patients, Jo Jo, is mastering her stretches perfectly!!
Young boy Milou came to us when he could not properly place his right hind paw after his hip surgery. Along with physiotherapy techniques and custom made boots, look how he is happily running like a normal doggie now!
When Ice Cream was rescued, her pawrents noticed that she could not support herself to standing and was generally weak. Paws in Motion team helped her with physiotherapy techniques- check out her story!
When Bellatrix was rescued at weeks old, she was unable to support herself and paddling on the ground. Together with her amazing foster family, we began intense therapy aiming to get her joints back to normal alignment
When Willy was rescued, her hind legs were deformed and needed surgeries to help aligning. With intensive physiotherapy techniques, we helped her to stand and use her legs again!
We met puppy Charlie 1 month after her car accident where we guided her pawrents throughout the long journey of rehabilitation from nerve paralysis at front leg.
Luna showing her dedication to her prescribed exercise from Dr Jane: sand digging!
Mo Mo and her owners work with us on developing an intensive physiotherapy programme, which included laser therapy and PEMF (Assisi Loop) along with neurological techniques to help Mo Mo’s nerve sensation and motor function.
Little Horlick’s family noticed that he limps on his left front leg and his shoulders seem ‘loose’. We found out his both shoulders are unstable (medial shoulder instability) and tend to slide outwards when walking on slippery floors.
Little Lucia working hard to build up her core muscles! Her favourite reward is head scratches from mummy
4 years old Milton came to seek our advice when his family noticed that he walks with hip wiggles. We utilized veterinary physiotherapy techniques to help with his muscle soreness, and carried on with home strengthening exercises!
5-year-old Maysen had a TPLO surgery with the veterinary specialist to repair a torn cruciate ligament on her knee. Paws in Motion team helped with her rehabilitation to encourage a more rapid return to mobility!
Dash the handsome dachshund had a spinal surgery for intervertebral disease which has caused him nerve damage and limited mobility. We applied physiotherapy techniques to help him to be able to walk in confidence again!
Sadie had a Total Hip Replacement (THR) surgery on her left hind leg and this is a little video on her rehabilitation journey. She is now running like a champion!
Dau Dau had a surgery to stop several discs pressing on his spinal cord at his neck 3 months before our team met him. He was unable to walk on all four legs. Watch more to see his rehabilitation journey!
Leopard fell from 10th floor and fractured his pelvis. His sciatic nerve was damaged and he could not use his leg. We were called in to help the nerve and his mobility.
Introducing our main man, Asko! Asko has become a key part of our Paws in Motion team, helping Dr Jane teach the CityU/SCOPE Veterinary Nurse students their anatomy and as a star in our soon to be released massage course.
Introducing Digital thermal imaging with our Digatherm camera. The camera helps us to detect areas of increased temperature and blood flow, such as inflammation, or decreased blood flow, to guide us in our therapy or further imaging such as Xray or CT.
Ella had a broken left front leg before she was rescued. Here is her story of receiving tender love and care in her recovery and rehabilitation with the help of physiotherapy
Your pet should feel relaxed after a physiotherapy session. Both massage and laser therapy encourage the brain to release endorphins, the body’s feel good hormones, which cause an analgesic or pain reliving effect and encourage relaxation and sleep.
We are reliant on You and your home care team to help us improve and gain the best results for your pet by being involved in daily home care and home exercise.
Meet Oreo- our gorgeous Boston terrier friend who delivers unlimited kisses and licks during our visits.
Xrays are used to help give us a 2 dimensional picture of the bones and some soft tissues inside the body which can then help us to identify problems.
FitPaws equipment is great for helping my rehabilitation patients as well as for doggies that want to keep fit.
Another sneak peek featuring Dr Jane and the handsome Asko, this time looking at the therapeutic laser, it’s uses and how it works for your pet.
Weight management is hugely important for many of our physiotherapy patients.
Part 2 of supplements: Dr Jane focuses on the glucosamine/ chondroitin formulations for joint support and what to look for in a product. Need advice? We are always happy to help with advice and prescribe these supplements for our pet patients.
Physiotherapy requires detailed knowledge of animal anatomy and disease.
Underwater treadmill is a form of hydrotherapy which also includes swimming.
Part 1 of supplements: In this video Dr Jane discusses how to select a good quality Omega 3 fatty acid supplement to support joints and reduce pain and inflammation.
Heat (warm) packs even in summer can be game changer for helping older arthritic pets or those with over working muscles to reduce stiffness. Watch to see how to apply to be safe. Need advice on what type of heat pack? We are always happy to help!
Puppy Luke has been doing well on his post hip joint surgery (FHNE) rehabilitation! He's training his core muscles along with his hind legs (first part of the video) and front legs (second part) on the wobbly balance disk.
Thermotherapy simple means heat and cold therapy. it’s a cheap and easy way to help our pets.
Wolfie will do anything for more treats! Here he is, the perfect model for showing you how to put on the Help 'em up harness.
Check out this cool dude, Wolfie! He's recovering from a TPLO surgery after a cruciate ligament tear in his knee.
Assessing Reflexes are part of our assessment of the neurological system.
Physiotherapy helps to improve pet quality of life, especially in older pets with mobility issues. That’s because we focus on reliving their pain, strengthening their muscles and providing solutions to helping them more easily do their daily activities.
For older pets, recovering pets and tripods! Watch how easy it is to apply Dr Buzby's Toe Grips, a most excellent solution to help your pets with traction on slick surfaces. Need advice? We are always happy to help.
A sneak peek of some other support we provide to our little patients. A sneak peek of some other support we provide to our little patients. Showing you Gus with his bespoke soft brace to support his elbow and wrist.
Our physiotherapy patients are many different shapes, sizes and species. We frequently treat dogs, cats and rabbits.
Osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease is a Painful inflammatory joint condition which is very common in old pets and also pets which have had joint problems before.
Molly helping us to show you some of the work we do for post-surgery patients in our physiotherapy rehabilitation
Physiotherapy is non-invasive. We don’t poke or prod the pet- in fact anything we do should not hurt your pet.
Another sneak peek of what we do during our physiotherapy assessment. We often do gait analysis with our patients, which is looking at how the legs are working when they walk and move from different sides.
For massage and Manual therapy, we use our magic hands.
Laser therapy uses light energy that is absorbed by the cells to help them to upregulate and do a better job.
New #HowTo series with our cutie pie,Gus, showing us how to use the Assisi Loop to help reduce inflammation at his arthritic wrist.
Kyphosis is when the spine of an animal is hunched and may suggest pain in the spine or hips.
No jumping is what I am always telling my clients after injury or surgery!
Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury. It’s crucial to the healing process but when it gets out of control, it stops being helpful and is painful.
We were able to retrain Buddy to first sit, then stand, then walk with support by focusing on normal joint range of motion and reinforcing normal movements along with neurological pathways and sequences.
Our sneak peek series gives you a look at some of our physiotherapy patients and what we do.
Harnesses are great for helping pets with their mobility- They allow us to more easily support and move the pet, whether it’s helping old dogs to stand more easily, or help your pet upstairs after surgery.
We use goniometers to measure the joint range of motion- how much flexion and extension is possible.
Physiotherapy is all about Making pets fit for life. Returning a pet to fitness or introducing a pet to a new activity should be a step process to avoid injury.
We use equipment like the peanut and the K9Fitbone.These pieces of equipment allow me to design exercise program for your pet.
The bony spine is to encase the spinal cord which caries messages from the brain to the body. The discs give it the mobility for the pet to move.
Compensatory issues are when we find other parts of your pet that are painful or uncomfortable but are not at the primary area that we know is sore.
The bones make up the skeleton which give structure to your pet’s musculoskeletal system. Some bones are protective- like the skull bones and rib cage and others are for mobility, like the bones of the legs.
Assessment is the first step in physiotherapy. It includes analysing the pet’s ability and function when they stand, walk and sit.
Six year old mini poodle, Buddy, went from a bouncing super active doggy to unable to move overnight, when his brain had an infection that affected his ability to do everything.