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Kay Tompkins - Animal Physiotherapist

What is Animal Physiotherapy and what can it do for my animal?


Animal physiotherapy is a complimentary therapy carried out under veterinary referral. The most common areas of treatment are:

  • • Performance enhancement and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries in the ridden horse and working or competition dog.
  • • Post operative rehabilitation for animals with orthopaedic or neurological conditions.
  • • Enhancement of quality of life in patients with degenerative conditions such as arthritis- to slow down degeneration and treatment of compensatory muscle spasm.

In optimum conditions nature will heal an injury in a particular time span. However, for many reasons, optimum conditions are not present, delaying the healing process or hindering it completely.

The aim of physiotherapy is to optimise these conditions so that the body can heal the injury.


Physiotherapy is delivered by:


  • • Equipment such as phototherapy, electrostimulation, ultra sound.
  • • Manual techniques such as stretching and massage.
  • • Rehabilitation and exercise plans.


Below are some common conditions that physiotherapy can often help:


  • • Soft tissue injuries
  • • Muscle spasm
  • • Muscle strain
  • • Muscle tightness
  • • Muscle atrophy
  • • Routine checks and maintenance
  • • Tendons and ligaments
  • • Ruptured tendons and ligaments of the legs.
  • • Sacroiliac injury
  • • Cruciate ligament rupture
  • • Orthopaedics
  • • Optimise post op repair
  • • Fracture repair
  • • Ease pain in arthritic and diseased joints, and slow degeneration
  • • Improving and maintaining movement and muscle tone
  • • Splints
  • • Wounds/prevention proud flesh
  • • Minimise scarring
  • • Fight bacterial regeneration
  • • Broken down sutures
  • • Mud fever, rain scald
  • • Cracked mouths
  • • gingervitis


I am happy to work with any Vet to ensure the health and wellbeing of your animal, if you are looking for a Vet in the Doune/Stirling area please visit Stuthers and Scott to make an appointment.

If you have any questions about physiotherapy and if it may help your animal, please feel free to ask. Call me or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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