Fields of application

In animal physiotherapy, different techniques and approaches are used to promote the health and well-being of animals, improve their mobility and relieve pain. Here are some common applications in animal physiotherapy:

  • Rehabilitation after injuries or operations Animal physiotherapy helps to rehabilitate animals after injury, surgery or trauma. This includes restoring muscle strength, joint mobility and general functionality.
  • Arthrosis and joint diseases Physiotherapy is used for animals with osteoarthritis, joint inflammation and other joint diseases to relieve pain and improve mobility.
  • Neurological problems For animals with neurological conditions such as herniated discs or paralysis, physiotherapy helps to strengthen muscles, improve mobility and promote neurological recovery.
  • Overweight management Animal physiotherapy helps to help overweight animals lose weight and increase their fitness.
  • Sports injuries and performance improvement Athletic dogs benefit from physiotherapy to prevent injury or enhance performance.
  • Respiratory diseases Respiratory diseases such as asthma can be alleviated in animals through breathing exercises and respiratory therapy.
  • Behavioural problems Some behavioural problems in animals may be due to pain or restricted movement. Physiotherapy helps to improve such problems.
  • Age-related problems In older animals, physiotherapeutic measures help to slow down signs of ageing such as muscle degeneration and stiffness.
  • Recovery after intense exercise Animals participating in intense competitions or training sessions benefit from physiotherapy to speed up recovery and prevent injuries.
  • Posture and prevention Animal physiotherapy is also used preventively to promote the general health and fitness of animals, especially in breeds with genetic health problems.

It is important to note that animal physiotherapy is carried out in close consultation with a veterinarian or veterinarians to ensure correct diagnosis and therapy. The choice of therapy methods and techniques depends on the individual needs of the animal and its health history.