Treatment programmes

Initial consultation

Therapeutic handling and clinic enrichment helps your dog get the most of the land based assessment, treatment programme and home plan we deliver on your first visit. We discuss and agree with you how to progress from the initial visit.

Our clients tell us they choose K9HS because they love the way we bond with their dogs using therapeutic handling techniques. We care that your animal trusts and works actively with us, resulting in amazing results and positive outcomes.

Initial consultation 60 minutes £55 VAT incl

Treatment session

We re-assess every session and use a range of outcome measures to monitor and record your dog’s progress, ensuring the treatment is effective and meets the goals we discussed and agreed with you.

Common conditions regularly referred to K9HS

  • Trauma-related injuries to muscle, tendon, ligament, skin and bone
  • Functional problems in dogs of any age or breed (e.g struggling with stairs, stiff on rising or after exercise, toileting issues etc)
  • Back and neck pain
  • Performance improvement in the athletic or working dog
  • Reduced function, stiffness and muscle weakness in elderly animals
  • Obesity and weight related issues
  • Neurological problems (e.g. Intervertebral disc disease – IVDD, Chronic degenerative radiculomyopathy – CDRM, fibrocartilaginous embolism – FCE, lumbosacral disease etc)
  • Pre- and post-orthopaedic surgery (e.g. Cranial cruciate repair, tibial osteotomies, femoral head and neck excision – FHNE, total hip replacement – THR, etc)
  • Fit for purpose programme

Treatment goals we discuss with you include

  • Effective pain management
  • Optimising the healing process
  • Maintaining and retraining cardiovascular endurance
  • Minimising excess scar formation to produce a strong elastic scar capable of supporting future athletic stresses in active, working and athletic dogs
  • Performance improvement in the athletic or working dog
  • Improving reduced function, stiffness and muscle weakness in elderly animals
  • Improving the ability to do everyday activities (toileting, in and out of the car, doing stairs, etc)
  • Maintaining and regaining effective core stability, proprioceptive function, joint function, muscle length, strength and endurance
  • Preventing musculo-skeletal problems and promoting good health

Treatment techniques may include

  • Small animal aquatic and hydrotherapy
  • Manual therapies:

Joint mobilisation and manipulation therapies

Soft tissue mobilisation and manipulation therapies

  • Movement therapies:

Movement shaping

Body balance work

Motor sequencing and motor patterning

  • Graduated movement exercises and proprioceptive enriched rehabilitation techniques including:

Canine pawlates

Canine PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation)

Canine core stability work

  • Electrotherapy modalities:

Pulsed electro -magnatherapy

LASER and phototherapy

Ultrasound therapy

  • Physical therapies: thermotherapy and cryotherapy
  • Therapeutic handling and positive behavioural modification work to achieve active focus and confidence
  • Health promotion and fitness programme
  • Expert advice and an individual home programme

Follow up treatment sessions 45-55 minutes £55 VAT incl