Remedial exercise prescription

Remedial exercises are complementary to manual therapies and electrotherapy treatment performed during your pet’s consultation; they aim to maximise the benefits of physiotherapy and improve the musculoskeletal health of your furry friends. Remedial exercises play a crucial role in enhancing your pet’s recovery from injuries, surgeries, or chronic conditions.

These exercises are specifically designed to target areas of concern, strengthen muscles, improve flexibility, and promote overall joint health. Just like humans, animals can benefit immensely from targeted exercise programmes that are tailored to their individual needs. As a pet owner I understand the unique needs of your pet and work closely with you and your veterinarian to design personalised exercise programmes that aid in recovery, rehabilitation, and improve overall mobility.

Which remedial exercises might be prescribed? 

Range of Motion Exercises

These exercises focus on improving joint flexibility and reducing stiffness. They are particularly beneficial for pets recovering from surgeries or those with joint conditions.

Strength Training

Strengthening exercises target specific muscle groups, helping your pet regain lost strength and muscle mass. These exercises are crucial for overall mobility and support.

Balance and Proprioception

Balance exercises enhance your pet’s stability and proprioception (awareness of body position). These exercises are especially useful in post-surgical cases or in pets with neurological issues.

Stretching Routines

Gentle stretches can help improve flexibility and prevent muscle tightness. They are ideal for pets with chronic pain or those recovering from injuries.

Based on the initial functional assessment and the treatment delivered, I will prescribe and demonstrate specific exercises that focus on your pet’s specific needs. These programs are carefully crafted to enhance your pet’s physiotherapy treatment and address mobility limitations, muscle imbalances, and joint issues. I will guide you through each exercise, demonstrating proper techniques and ensuring you are equipped to assist your pet effectively. I will also be available to answer any questions and provide ongoing support. The exercises prescribed are tailored to be progressive, ensuring that your pet’s capabilities are gradually and safely enhanced over time. 

Your pet’s comfort and safety is prioritised throughout the rehabilitation process. Remedial exercises should not be performed without specific guidance from a trained veterinary professional.

Contact me if you think your pet could benefit from remedial exercise prescription!