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Physiotherapy works with the body to promote and support healing. Physical therapies are medication free and can have great results in helping pets manage pain and in improving their mobility. 

Our veterinary physiotherapist Nichi Cockburn offers treatment at Valley Veterinary Hospital. Nichi works alongside our experienced vets to provide complementary therapies to help treat orthopaedic and neurological conditions, provide post-operative care and help pets recover from injury. 

Valley Vets physiotherapist, Nichi Cockburn specialising in animal rehabilitation and physiotherapy at our prestigious physiotherapy suite.

Physiotherapy Treatments

Physiotherapy can also help cats, dogs and rabbits who are suffering from age-related conditions. Treatments can help slow the aging process and manage muscle loss, reduce stiffness and reduce the discomfort of arthritis.

Nichi is a fully qualified Physiotherapist and holds an Advanced Certificate in Veterinary Physiotherapy accredited by Middlesex University.

For a full list of conditions and physiotherapy treatments that can be treated by a veterinary physiotherapist please check the list below. 

Conditions that Physiotherapy can treat 

  • Orthopaedic conditions including cruciate rupture and fracture repair
  • Neurological conditions including spinal disease and post-surgical disc
  • Muscle, tendon and ligament injuries
  • Age related conditions
  • Pain management
  • Symptoms associated with arthritis


Physiotherapy Treatments can include:

  • Manual therapies including massage, joint mobilisations, passive and active stretches
  • Electrotherapies such as laser, therapeutic ultrasound, pulsed magnetic field therapy, TENS etc
  • Thermotherapy
  • Home exercise prescription


Physiotherapy and rehabilitation can:

  • Reduce pain and inflammation
  • Improve mobility
  • Maintain or improve range of motion
  • Improve fracture healing
  • Promote wound healing
  • General maintenance
  • Improve quality of movement
  • Enhance performance
  • Improved recovery time
  • Better quality of life

If you have any questions about animal physiotherapy at Valley Vets, please contact Valley Veterinary Hospital and speak to a receptionist.