• Dog Physiotherapy at Kentdale Vets

Why should I bring my pet to Kentdale for Veterinary Physiotherapy?

Kentdale Referrals is one of the UK’s leading Specialist-led Orthopaedic, Spinal and Soft Tissue small animal referral centres. Our Veterinary Physiotherapy team works closely with our multidisciplinary team in providing gold standard patient care to optimise your pet’s recovery.

What is Veterinary Physiotherapy?

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Veterinary Physiotherapy is an evidence-based profession encompassing a range of non-invasive therapies to relieve pain.

It also improves quality of life, enhance post-operative rehabilitation, restore function and promote performance for a variety of canine conditions.




What Physiotherapy Treatments are Available?

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    Class IV laser therapy
  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
  • NMEs and TENs therapy
  • Soft tissue manual therapies including: trigger point therapy,
    myofascial release
  • Cryotherapy
  • Photizo therapy
  • Rehabilitative home exercise programs consisting
    of core strengthening and conditioning and gait repatterning exercises.

What can I expect if my pet Undergoes Physiotherapy?

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Your pet may first meet our Veterinary Physiotherapy team as an inpatient recovering from surgery, or as an outpatient.

If your pet is recovering from surgery, a personalised rehabilitation plan will be developed and will include specific advice about how to manage your pet once they have returned home. 

Many of our patients return to see our physiotherapist to further their rehabilitation and ensure the best possible outcome and increase in mobility.

As an outpatient, a full history of your pet’s condition will be taken. Your pet’s posture as well as how they stand and move will be closely assessed and a tailor-made treatment plan will be devised to address any of your pet’s issues. This could include manual therapies such as massage, or electrotherapies such as class IV therapy. A customised exercise plan will then be created for you to work on at home with your pet.

Our Veterinary Physiotherapy team believe in treating patients holistically by working alongside our referring Vets, Hydrotherapist’s, Osteopaths, Behaviourists, Trainers and, most importantly, their owners. Treatments are gentle yet effective and the majority of patients find them relaxing.

Meet our Veterinary Physiotherapist



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Emma Woof, Veterinary Physiotherapist

A member of NAVP (National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists), AHPR (Animal Health Professions' Register) and VOA (Veterinary Osteoarthritis Alliance), Emma graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy from Harper Adams University in 2019...

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  • There’s never a problem speaking to our lovely receptionists at Kentdale Vets to book an appointment; my little girl would not be with us now without Jan, her surgeon and the brilliant nurses that looked after her.

    Stephen – Nancy’s owner

  • If I could give a higher score, I would! This being our second referral, it has felt like coming home, and to feel that when we arrive with major trauma to our dog is wonderful. Immediately we were in smiley, reassuring, safe arms again, and our crisis rapidly disappeared. The immediate welcome from the reception staff to Kirstie, amazing Joe and even the reassuring and friendly night nursing staff all let us know our precious boy was in very safe hands. Can't speak highly enough - and this is a consistent standard.

    Ani – Floyd’s owner

  • Great communication between myself and the staff was kept updated, and they took great care of my dog! The operation went perfectly, and the scar has healed nicely, considering its place! Gave simple and easy-to-follow after-care steps!

    Kim – Bella’s owner

  • Felt my dog was safe with you, and treatment would be done with his best interests coming first. Follow-up physio with Genie and now Emma were excellent. Friendly staff.

  • I cannot say how amazing Kentdale is; your exceptional service and kindness. Thank you.

    Victoria – Lulu’s owner

  • All the staff go out of their way to be helpful. Nothing is too much trouble, and no question is considered stupid or a waste of time. They treat my dog, Riley, with respect and kindness and me the same. I can’t thank them enough for their help on what has been a rough road for Riley and us.

    Pat – Riley’s owner

  • Excellent doggy care. Nothing too much trouble, and the team all look happy in their jobs. Simon was great with us, and Henry kept us informed and gave clear explanations. Definitely would recommend it.

    Alison – Henry’s owner

  • Full confidence in the skills, equipment and expertise of the whole team. Assured by the staffing levels to respond to unplanned events during procedures and recovery. Across the team, the ability to explain and advise.

    Graham – Winston’s owner

  • The team have been so helpful in looking after Cuin and ourselves after what turned out to be a traumatic experience. We can't thank them enough and would definitely recommend their services.

    Cuin’s Owners

  • Expertise, kindness, empathy, time spent explaining incredibly difficult situations. Efficiency.

    Pet Owner

  • I really felt like me and my dog Mollie were being looked after as soon as we walked through the door. Friendly faces on reception and Jan the consultant was very thorough, friendly and I felt Mollie was in very good hands.

    C. Waterhouse, Pet Owner

  • Very nice waiting area where thought has been given to the layout for having multiple pets in at the same time. Friendly and welcoming staff. Very thorough and professional vets.

    Pet Owner

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