Cotswold Dog Spa
Therapy Centre, Hartpury College, Gloucester. GL19 3BE

Tel: 01452 702177

What is Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is a focus on enabling and supporting individual animals to recover or adjust following injury, illness or surgery, in order to allow them to live a full, active and comfortable life. 

Research shows that early rehabilitation improves mobility, return to function, and quality of life. The impact of rehabilitation has been greatly researched and shown to help greatly in many orthopaedic and neurological conditions such as, but not limited to:

  • Cruciate Ligament Disease/Surgery 
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Elbow Dysplasia 
  • Interverterbral Disc Disease 
  • Arthritis  

Why us?

Here at Cotswold Dog Spa we focus not only your individual animal, but on how rehabilitation can also impact on the owner. It can be an emotional and stressful time when your animal is recovering from an illness or operation, or even just managing conditions in very young and old dogs. 

We like to involve owners in the rehabilitation process, as they are key to ensuring the best recovery for their beloved animals. As well as offering home advice and prescribing exercises to help support our owners and animal practically within the home environment, we request that during sessions owners are present at our clinic to get involved with therapeutic activities, helping to promote a happy and healthy environment. 

Professional Bodies

Our staff are members of numerous professional bodies, enabling us to be part of a large community of professionals, with a wealth of experience and knowledge. As members of these professional bodies, we maintain a high standard of safe and professional practice, abiding by their codes of conduct, giving us respectability within the veterinary profession and a higher likely hood for your treatments being covered by your pet insurance policies.

IRVAP - Institute of Registered Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapists

RAMP - Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners

CHA - Canine Hydrotherapy Association