In 2012, Bex completed her studies with CEP Training and gained
the Level 7 AdvCertVPhys (Advanced Certificate in Veterinary Physiotherapy).
This has allowed us to expand and improve the service we can offer to pets attending Canine plus. Almost all the
physiotherapy we offer is combined with hydrotherapy in our water treadmill. Bex’s speciality is offering manual physiotherapy
techniques whilst in the water with the patient, these techniques include Range of Movement techniques, massage and assistance
with gait re-patterning. Bex is also able to offer a home exercise programme for any dogs attending hydrotherapy that require
extra help between sessions. This home programmes allows owners to assist their pets at home by providing massage, passive
exercises and active exercises.
Being able to offer physiotherapy also means that any animal unable to receive hydrotherapy (skin/ear complaints/in
season bitches) can still benefit from a rehabilitation programme.
Physiotherapy can be particularly valuable for patients recovering from orthopaedic
surgery or those suffering with neurological problems.
As with hydrotherapy, veterinary permission must be gained before any physiotherapy
treatment can commence.