Therapy

Dogtown offers a full range of treatments to care for your dogs.

Hydrotherapy, Physiotherapy, Class 4 Laser and our Home Exercise Programs.   

There are many challenges that a dog can face and we are here to you support them to live the best quality of life.

Many pet owners see the impacts of old age and Osteoartritis on their dog. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common cause of chronic pain in dogs. It affects 80% of dogs over the age of 8 years old, and potentially up to 35% of dogs of all ages. The associated inflammation can be reduced and movement improved with a program to suit your dog that includes us working with you and your vet.

Dogs of all ages can experience traumatic injuries, such as cruciate damage ( CCL/ACL) or have breed related challenges such as Hip or Elbow dyspasia, some are also unlucky to suffer with neurological impairment due to diseases such as IVDD.

The Team at Dogtown have a wealth of experience and knowledge with all these problems and we have see so much success in rehabilitaion for the dogs and their families. Offering a multimodal approach; we will assess and plan the program to match your dogs condition, lifestyle and future; by making clinical decisions through this journey we can offer a bespoke package for them. 

The Dogtown therapy team are qualifed and accredited with various recognised bodies; NARCH and IRVAP, along with vast experience and knowledge thus ensuring you can entrust your dogs care to us.

https://www.narch.org.uk/Home/Index

https://www.irvap.org.uk

Insurance, yes! Many conditions and treatment types will be covered by your insurance, you will need to speak with your own insurance provider to understand the detail, we are recognised to be able deliver treatment that can be claimed.

If you'd like to find out more or book an initial consultation, please complete our short Therapy Questionnaire by clicking here.


Conditions & Benefits

Many conditions benefit from treatment, but some of the most common are:

  • Orthopaedic conditions (inc. dysplasia) Non-weight bearing activity can help improve joint range of motion, strengthen muscles to support joints and relieve pain, stiffness and inflammation
  • Lameness Improved muscle patterning and recruitment, helping to improve gait patterns
  • Degenerative conditions (inc. DJD) Slowing the progression of symptoms and improving quality of life
  • Surgical recovery Allowing a quicker recovery to normal activities for your dog
  • Obesity Weight loss through low impact cardio exercise, reducing joint stress
  • Neurological conditions Sensory stimuli provided by physiotherapy and hydrotherapy can help the redevelopment of neurological pathways and limit loss of muscle tone and joint stiffness during inactivity.

In general, treatment can also help your pet with:

  • Increased muscle mass & strength
  • Decreased pain, pain perception and inflammation
  • Relaxation of muscle tension and/or muscle spasm
  • Reduction of swelling

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The Process

We have dogs join us for treatment for many reasons with our Therapy team in Chiswick and it's our role to make it a postive experience for the dogs and owners alike.

We will contact your vet for a Veterinary Referral and  full medical history of your dog with the information you provide. Once all the necessary information is received we will then proceed to plan the Initial Consultation, so we can assess our dog and plan their tretament.

On this first appointment please bring with you any special treats they have, particularly if they have any digestive issues. Also any coat or jumper that you have so that your dog can leave here feeling warm and comfortable after the work they have done.

Initial Consultations, on arrival we will discuss, your dogs condition, lifestyle and what challenges they are currently experiencing from day to day. 

We then will take your dog to the therapy centre downstairs, previous experience has shown they focus and work better for us when owners aren't present ( dogs are easily distracted)  and we consistently see much better results.

During this first session we always plan to take some video and show you how comfortable and happy  they are in the session with us.

At the end of the first session we will give you our findings/feedback on what we have found, then plan and discuss the best treatment for your dog.

From the dogs perspective, it is important to make them feel good and eager to return to Dogtown.

Click on the following button to see our therapy conditions & treatments:-

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Dog Hydrotherapy

Dog Hydrotherapy

Dog hydrotherapy uses the natural elements of water, providing a low impact program of treatment.
Dog Physiotherapy

Dog Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy and our hands-on approach in the water can also help post-surgery or after injury.
Class 4 Laser

Class 4 Laser

We are pleased to announce that we have acquired a top of the range Class 4 laser therapy machine to help your dogs.
Doggy Daycare

Doggy Daycare

We provide daycare for young, old and active dogs and are based in Chiswick & Sheen.
Dog Grooming

Dog Grooming

We are London’s premier grooming centre with purpose designed premises in Chiswick & Sheen
Home Exercises

Home Exercises

We provide a series of videos showing exercises for your dog to help with their mobility and rehabilitation.
"My dog loves going to Dogtown daycare" Hannah Evans
"Always look after my dog brilliantly" Carolyn W
"Highly recommended" Madelaine Taylor
"Very friendly and professional" Nikita
"I was immediately reassured by the lovely attitude of the staff" Laura Kettle
"The whole team is very nice and knowledgable" Mimi Adam
"Knowledgeable, professional and a pleasure to deal with" Sasha M