Whether it’s a Great Dane or a Chihuahua – Odyssey is experienced in assessing dogs of all shapes, sizes and behaviours. The most successful, happy dogs, have owners who recognise that it’s not the best option to wait until a minor ailment or subtle lameness becomes more severe, before you seek the advice of your Veterinarian. You may be concerned that going straight to the Vet will result in a multitude of tests and diagnostics that you don’t feel are warranted at an early stage. Or you may have already gone to the Vet and they don’t feel there is any further invasive treatment required. That’s where Odyssey Physiotherapy can help. We can assess gait, muscular strength, neural irritation, reduced balance and awareness, and most importantly, if your dog is in pain.
Conditions that can be managed with Physiotherapy:
- Luxating Patella’s
- Hip Dysplasia
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Hock Osteoarthritis
- Stifle Osteoarthritis
- Spinal Osteoarthritis
- Neurological injuries or conditions
- Conditions of the Carpus and Elbow
- Traumatic injuries
We have a close relationship with local Vets, to ensure that if your dog has undergone recent surgery, we follow strict guidance and protocols to ensure repaired tissues and bones are protected.
- Exercise prescription
- Joint mobilisation
- Soft tissue treatments (myofascial release, massage, stretches)
- Laser Photobiomodulation Therapy (Class IIIb and IV) – LPBMT
- Analgesia (relieving pain)
- Resolving acute and chronic inflammation
- Reducing oedema/swelling
- Healing and regenerating neural tissues
- Promoting wound healing and tissue repair
- Modulating immune response
- TENS and NMES – Analgesia and Muscle Stimulation
Dog Sport and Performance
Covering all manner of performance issues and optimisation in Agility, Showing, CaniX, Flyball, Hoopers and more… Do you have a good warm up and cool down routine? If not, why not?! Utilise a Physiotherapy assessment to highlight any problem areas, or just simply give you tips on getting a stronger, more flexible pooch!
Management of Long Term Conditions
Whether its a Congenital defect, or a degenerative condition such as Osteoarthritis – it doesn’t mean they can’t benefit from having either gentle exercises to keep them supple, or just treatments for comfort.
Rehabilitation post surgery or trauma
Gone are the days of ‘crate rest’ alone! You wouldn’t expect to be put on bed rest after knee surgery, so why submit your dog to the same? Vets can give guidance on limiting walks and general exercise, but there is also a whole host of other specific exercises and treatments to help boost their post-operative recovery and comfort!