Canine Physiotherapy

Elizabeth Stoddard
MSc BSc(Hons) AdvCertVPhys MIRVAP

What is Veterinary Physiotherapy?

Veterinary Physiotherapy is a well recognised veterinary profession and plays an important role in the rehabilitation and maintenance of animals recovering from surgery, illness, injury, loss of performance or suffering from age related musculoskeletal issues. This profession is part of a multi-disciplinary team and ensures higher standards of animal welfare, function and potential through a physical approach.


Through conservative management, veterinary physiotherapy can be used to help manage pain, reduce inflammation, restore function, improve and maintain joint mobility, improve muscle strength, build muscle mass, manage weight and stimulate the proprioceptive system. This is achieved through a combination of manual techniques, therapeutic handling, electrotherapies and exercise prescription.


Moorland Veterinary Physiotherapy can provide individually catered assessment and treatment methods for both large and small animals through visits to your home or yard.


Fully qualified at Masters level, insured and registered with the Institute of Registered Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapists (IRVAP), Moorland Veterinary Physiotherapy treats each patient as an individual and offers a friendly and approachable service across North Staffordshire, Cheshire and areas of Derbyshire.


By law, all animals need a signed and dated veterinary referral form from their vet before they can be treated by a veterinary physiotherapist (Veterinary Surgeons Act, 1966). Moorland Veterinary Physiotherapy can contact your vet directly on your behalf or you can download a veterinary referral and consent form here:

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