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Rehabilitation service

Fitzpatrick Referrals believes that good rehabilitation is integral to the success of many orthopaedic, neurological, and a variety of soft tissue conditions. Intervention promotes mobility, reduces pain, inflammation and reduces the overall rate of recovery.

We are the only centre in the UK with an in-house team of chartered physiotherapists for both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation needs.


Ensure patients have the most effective recovery possible

In addition to our team of physiotherapists, we also have a dedicated team of hydrotherapists, all of whom work closely together as one united clinical team to ensure that patients have the most effective recovery possible.

Just like in humans, animal physiotherapy aims to improve joint range of motion and aids the return of muscle function following injury or surgery. Physiotherapy and hydrotherapy do not solely serve a recovery purpose but can be an integral part of an animal’s regular exercise programme in the management of weight loss, improved cardiovascular function and overall wellbeing.

Physiotherapist with a canine patient outside on grass

Rehabilitation services

We are delighted to offer physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and acupuncture services on an outpatient basis with a referral from your primary care vet. This service does not require your animal to have been treated by any of our clinicians. Each new outpatient referral will have an initial consultation with one of our chartered physiotherapists so an appropriate treatment plan can be designed according to their individual needs.

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Through the dedication of our chartered physiotherapists and hydrotherapists, we are able to treat a variety of clinical conditions, some of which are performed routinely and some which require more bespoke intervention.

Rehabilitation of orthopaedic conditions

We provide both conservative and post-operative rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation of neurology conditions

Rehabilitation is essential for patients with neurological conditions, both surgical and non-surgical.

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Rehabilitation team

Our rehabilitation team, managed by Fiona Doubleday, consists of seven dedicated Category A ACPAT physiotherapists (Association of Chartered Therapists in Animal Therapy) and five ABC Level 3 Canine Hydrotherapists, who offer a wealth of experience in veterinary rehabilitation.


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He really is the dog he was, possible even better. We can’t thank you enough for the brilliant job you did.





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We are always looking to strengthen our team with skilled, dedicated, passionate professionals.