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Veterinary Physiotherapy at Alders Vets

Physiotherapy has an important role, when used alongside veterinary care, in treating short and long term management of various conditions with the aims of reducing pain, enhancing the healing process whilst improving mobility, strength and flexibility. Common conditions that can be helped by physiotherapy include:

  • Musculoskeletal issues such as sprains, strains and Osteochondritis dissecan (OCD)
  • A range of post-operative orthopaedic surgeries such as those involving fractures, ruptured cruciate ligaments, slipping patella and hips.
  • Developmental issues such as hip and elbow dysplasia
  • Neurological issues such as post-operative spinal surgeries, degenerative nerve diseases, balance and vestibular problems
  • Geriatric care and osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Enhancing fitness and performance whilst helping in the prevention of injuries to sporting and working dogs
  • Wound healing
  • Obesity

A detailed static and dynamic assessment of your pet will be performed to identify pain or loss of function and various techniques are applied to address these areas of concern including:

  • Massage
  • Stretches
  • Modalities and Electrotherapies
  • Thermotherapy and Cryotherapy
  • Laser Therapy
  • Pulse Magnetic Field Therapy
  • Exercise Programme

Each case is approached on an individual basis based on your pet's clinical history, examination, management, behaviour, response to treatment and the aims you, as the pet's owner are hoping for. 

An individualised plan will be created with regular re-assessment appointments required to monitor closely the progression of the healing process and rehabilitation plan. Occasional changes to the plan may be required to achieve the optimum result for your pet.

For further information, please visit

  • Alder Veterinary Practice
  • 137 Worplesdon Road
  • Guildford
  • Surrey
  • GU2 9XA
  • Telephone: 01483 536036