Common Canine Conditions

Pre and post orthopaedic and neurological surgeries

Cruciate ligament repair

Patella luxation

Fracture repair

Hip surgeries & replacements


Spinal surgery (e.g. intervertebral disc disease)

Neurological conditions

Canine/Chronic degenerative radiculomyelopathy (CDRM)

Fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE)

Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD)

Paralysis or recumbency

Cervical spondylomyelopathy (CSM – “Wobblers syndrome”)

Degenerative orthopaedic conditions


Hip & elbow dysplasia

Performance changes (sporting dogs)

Knocking poles

Loss of concentration

Avoiding obstacles

Shortened stride

Other issues

Soft tissue injuries (muscle, tendon, ligament tears & strains)

Wound management

Pain management

Reduced function, general stiffness and weakness in older animals

Muscular imbalances – atrophy, asymmetric muscle development


An example of how physiotherapy can help a neurological case

Video courtesy of Center for Veterinary Pain Management and Rehabilitation (YouTube)