small dog being held by vet

Physiotherapy referrals for your pet

Milton Keynes Veterinary Group works closely with local pet physiotherapist Nisha Tosar, who runs Paws & Hooves Animal Physiotherapy, where they treat all types of small animals at their purpose-built rehabilitation centre in Milton Keynes.

We are pleased to offer referrals for pets who could benefit from physiotherapy and/or hydrotherapy.

When should I see a physiotherapist for my pet?

Physiotherapy is a non-invasive complementary therapy, used to aid the natural healing of musculoskeletal conditions associated with neurological and orthopaedic conditions, as well as the management of arthritis and muscular problems.

It encourages your animal to heal naturally and efficiently using manual therapies, electrotherapies and remedial exercises. Physiotherapy can help with:

  • Orthopaedic conditions
  • Management of arthritis
  • Muscular problems
  • Neurological conditions

How can hydrotherapy help my pet?

Paws & Hooves also offer hydrotherapy in their underwater treadmill which has multiple benefits. Hydrotherapy allows an animal to exercise in a supported and controlled environment with the ability to change the water level to suit the individual needs of the animal.

Physiotherapy exercises in the water can encourage extension, flexion and paw placement. Hydrotherapy is also great to help to strengthen sporting dogs, preventing injury and maintaining fitness.

Physiotherapy with Nisha Tosar (Pg. Dip A. Phys)

Nisha is a member of The Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP), The International Association of Animal Therapists (IAAT), The Association for the Scientific Study of Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapy (ASSVAP) & The Association of Merishia Therapists.

Nisha completed her BSc (Hons) in Animal Science at The University of Reading. After qualifying in 2008, she went on to study a Post Graduate Diploma in Animal Physiotherapy at The College of Animal Physiotherapy. Find out more about Nisha and her work on her Paws & Hooves Animal Physiotherapy website

A veterinary referral is needed for any treatment, so please discuss with your vet if you feel your pet may benefit from Nisha’s services. Many insurance companies will contribute to the cost of physiotherapy or hydrotherapy for your pet, please check your individual policy agreement for details.

To organise a physiotherapy referral with Nisha, please contact her on:

t: 07866 508677


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