Just like humans, pets can suffer from aches and pains resulting from a lack of sufficient strength and flexibility, arthritis, overuse injuries, accidental injuries, natural aging or illness. Veterinary Physiotherapists use the latest in research- and evidence-based techniques to ensure that your pet is as happy, comfortable and mobile as they can possibly be for as long as possible.
We asked our Facebook followers to recommend some great local physiotherapists who are currently consulting, either online or in person. Why not get in touch with them to help your pet thrive, and #SupportLocalBusinesses ?!
1. Betta Pet
Simone du Plessis qualified at Equine-Librium and believes that prevention is better than cure.
"As soon as owners are noticing mobility problems or a regress in activity levels or change in behavior, have your veterinary therapist see your pet. The longer the wait the worse it may become."
She is based in Port Elizabeth and is also available for online consultations.
083 657 0590
2. Back in Motion
Viani Erasmus has been a certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner since 2016, and has been working in the animal physio field since 2015 and is authorised as a Veterinaty Physiotherapist with SAVC. Back in Motion was established in 2018. Viani can help your pet recover from surgery or injury, increase mobility and quality of life and be the best they can be.
Back in Motion is in Highveld, Centurion.
066 222 0088
3. PetFit Physiotherapy and Canine Fitness Centre
PetFit is a full-service Pet Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation centre. Their mission is to partner with pet owners to optimise their pet's recovery after injury or disease, and build a foundation for long term healthy habits. Established in 2008, PetFit is run by Ansi van der Walt, a registered Physiotherapist with 18 years experience in helping pets move better.
PetFit is able to help with both physical and virtual consultations. Their rehabilitation centre is open on appointment basis with strict sanitation and social distancing protocols in place.
083 251 8457
4. Ramsay Rehabilitation
Sr. Candice Ramsay: DVN, CCRP, Business Owner ( Vet Nurse), while working in the Veterinary field, found herself very interested in the post-operative care of critical patients. She found that she had a special interest in Animal Rehabilitation. Animal Rehabilitation became an absolute passion for her. She saw how it made a significant difference to the quality of life to all the patients that she treated. It is a technique used to support surgery and medical care for animals. She feels that it builds the relationship between pet and owner by bringing awareness to the owner of their pet’s needs. It brings her such happiness to see her patients return to function. Her Goal is to provide support to her patients and make a difference to their quality of life.
074 738 2588