Certain breeds can be predisposed to specific conditions, however dogs can acquire many different conditions from simply rough play, energetic play (i.e. ball catching), or from their jobs as agility, gun dogs, or within the armed forces such as Police, Airport Security, or Army. Accidents also happen and can occur in the household from slippery floors to a misjudged step. Some of these conditions are listed below:
- Elbow dysplasia
- Subluxation of the hip joint
- Hip dysplasia
- Cranial or Caudal Cruciate Ligament Rupture (CCL Rupture)
- Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD)
- Neurological disorders such as knuckling
Each of these conditions can be treated successfully with Physiotherapy if diagnosed and referred by a Vet within an optimum timeframe. Physiotherapy & rehabilitation is initiated soon after diagnosis/surgery leading to effective recovery and efficient return to function.