What is Veterinary Physiotherapy

Veterinary physiotherapy is a science based profession that can work in conjunction with veterinary care in the treatment and management of many musculoskeletal and neurological conditions and injuries. ​

The aim is to assist rehabilitation and restore good independent functioning through the stimulation of the body’s natural healing process, reduction of pain, building strength, improving movement and restoring normal muscle control, mobility and function. Veterinary physiotherapy can also be employed to improve the performance of athletic and working animals.

​An in-depth understanding of the animal’s anatomy, physiology and movement, their typical behaviours and the way in which they communicate is required. This holistic approach involves the completion of a detailed assessment and examination of clinical history, presentation and functioning in the development of an evidence based treatment plan.

Headway veterinary physiotherapy provides a mobile veterinary physiotherapy (vet physio) service throughout Wirral, Cheshire and Merseyside to equine and canine veterinary practitioners and their clients offering assessment and treatment to maintain functionality, prevent injury and address a wide range of conditions.