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Physiotherapy works with the body to promote and support healing. 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. 

Physiotherapy can also help pets 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 fully qualified and holds an Advanced Certificate in Veterinary Physiotherapy accredited by Middlesex University.

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


  • 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

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.