We all love a good massage! But did you know that our pets can benefit from physiotherapy and massage therapy too? Physiotherapy for dogs is most useful with orthopaedic conditions such as arthritis, ligament tears and fractures that have previously healed. It should be used as an adjunct to other forms of treatment, such as surgery and medication, but if used properly it can speed recovery and improve quality of life in the pet. It is used extensively in rehabilitation following major injuries, orthopaedic or spinal surgery. It can also be useful in the treatment of more chronic conditions such as arthritis.