How physiotherapy can help

Veterinary Physiotherapy uses a range of treatments and techniques to increase comfort and quality of movement. Your pet may benefit from physiotherapy if they show signs of pain in everyday movement (see separate page). As well as managing pain, physiotherapy can aid in rehabilitation post surgery or injury, maintaining fitness and strength in working or sporting dogs, and in weight loss cases.

Physiotherapy could help:

  • Reduce pain of joints, muscles and further tissues as appropriate
  • Aid joint mobility
  • Increase muscle strength and flexibility
  • Restore comfortable movement patterns
  • Reduce muscle tension
  • Promote relaxation and wellbeing
  • Optimise tissue healing

After an initial assessment where we will discuss the aims and goals for your pet, we will form a plan for physiotherapy sessions going forward.

Note that some insurance companies will cover physiotherapy treatment in many cases where this has been recommended by the vet, dependant on the type of cover that your pet has. For more information on the physiotherapeutic treatments offered here at Blackwater Vets, please see the next page.


2 Mill Road, West Mersea

Colchester, Essex



Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri:  8:30 - 19:00

Sat: 8:30 - 12:30

Tel: 01206 384999

 Sun & BH: closed

Out of Hours Tel : 01206 842224



Did you know? ..Blackwater Vets is one of only 2 veterinary practices in the Colchester region that holds an award for meeting the International Cat Care's recomendations for cat wellbeing within a veterianry clinic?