Hello and welcome to Billy.
This very sweat dog has highly compassionate owners.
His dad saw he was getting weak in his hind and wanted to make sure he was doing his best for him.
So he came for his physio assessment. He was not doing badly at all, but we can always make improvements.
So we set a home regime to help him be more comfortable. It was important we worked on strength building and keeping his nerve healthy and functional.
Keep up the good work dad, family and Billy!
Hello and welcome to Charlie. It was lovely to see a standard poodle as they have become quite a rare breed.
Charlie was a lovely, but quite nervy boy. He has been quite weak in the hind so mum felt physio would help. She had tried hydrotherapy but as he was quite stressed, it wasn't really working out for him.
We did his assessment and set him up with an appropriate home excercise regime. He took to it well.
Keep up the good work mum, dad and Charlie!
Hello and welcome to Marley. Such a sweet cat. He has been referred for physio because he is starting to show weakness in his hind limbs.
Cats are so resiliant that many seem to show no issues from the day they are born to the day they go. So it takes a vigilant owner to spot the problems.
It often seems like cats dont get mobility issues but they do suffer arthritis just like all animals. Spotting the signs can be very subtle. They may just go out less, sleep more, not groom themselves, not jump as often and such like. This can be such a gradual thing that you often forget how active your cat once was. But do remember, we slow down for a reason and thats often because we ache.
So we have done our exam and found that Marley is actually doing brilliantly and his mum has picked up on the signs very fast. This is wonderful as early treatment will be so effective and build him up for a happy future.
We have set Marley up with a strengthening program and done some massage to comfort his lower back.
Keep up the good work mum and Marley! We'll have you feeling better in no time.