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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the difference between MassageMyDog and PhysioMyDog
    Nothing. As my qualifications, knowledge and experience has evolved, calling myself PhysioMyDog better reflects the services I offer.
  • What is Animal Physiotherapy
    Animal/veterinary physiotherapy is a complementary therapy which is carried out under veterinary referral. The most common areas of treatment are Performance enhancement and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries Post operative rehabilitation for animals with orthopaedic or neurological conditions. Enhancement of quality of life in patients with degenerative conditions such as arthritis - slowing degeneration and treating compensatory muscle spasm. Please see Physiotherapy page for further details.
  • What is the Difference Between Animal Physiotherapy & Veterinary Physiotherapy?
    None! Animal physiotherapy and veterinary physiotherapy are essentially the same. More information can be found here.
  • What is Canine Massage?
    Animals benefit from massage for the same reasons us humans do! This nose to tail approach treats the animal as an individual, observing the dog’s body language to help guide the right technique for the right part of the body. Each treatment will include the most effective combination of techniques and provide additional after care suggestions to the owner to maximise the benefits after the treatment and/or until the next. It combines Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, fascia release, stretches and mobilisation approaches for the neck, back and limbs. See Canine Massage for more details.
  • What is Canine Rehabilitation & Strengthening?
    See Canine Rehabilitation & Strengthening page for more details.
  • How do I know if my Pet Needs Treatment?
    Whether your furry friend is young, old, active or a bit of a plodder, they can benefit from having some TLC treatment. Typical signs your dog may show discomfort can be :- limping (especially after exercise), struggling or slowing down on walks, nibbling/licking/biting a particular area, using one leg more than other or look different when they move, finding it hard to get in/out of car, sleeping more, not wanting to be touched/examined/groomed in a particular area. Common conditions treatment sessions can help with include - arthritis, hip/elbow dysplasia, cruicate ligament disease, spondylosis and many more. Also soft tissue conditions such as strains, sprains, limping. But don't forget, they can also help physiologically. Helping your pet to relax, de-stress and unwind - just like us humans! Treatments can help animals who have injured themselves (recently or had long term), are recovering from an operation, do a lot of activity or suffer with aches and pains – such as arthritis as they get older. Bascially any pet!
  • How will my Pet React During the treatment?
    Some animals can take a while to settle but generally they relax into it pretty quickly. It helps to have a peaceful environment where there are unlikely to be distractions such as other pets or people coming and going. If I'm treating your dog and you have a busy household, I am happy to treat your pet in my peaceful garden studio located in Frome, Somerset.
  • How Long Does the Treatment Last?
    Please click through to Treatment Details for further information.
  • How Much Does it Cost?
    Please go to the Prices for further details and special offers.
  • What are the Typical Conditions that you Treat for?
    The following are quite common, but not exclusive ...... Cruciate ligament issues, hip and/or elbow dysplasia, spondylosis, luxating patella, osteoarthritis. Other issues include - muscle spasms, trigger/pressure points, strains.
  • Where are Treatments Carried Out?
    Somewhere quiet without any distractions is the best environment. If you have a busy household, please make a suitable space available.
  • What Animals Do You Treat?
    I tend to focus mainly on dogs. Here are all the therapies I am qualified and trained in
  • What Qualifications & Training Have You Completed?
    Please see my About Me page.
  • Which Areas Do You Cover?
    I cover Frome, Somerset and surrounding areas. Further details, please visit
  • Do you do free consultations over the phone before I book?
    Yes, please contact me to arrange, for no obligation chat to find out how PhysioMyDog can help you and your dog feel and move better.
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