It is an ancillary or supportive therapy, which can be of excellent value in helping restoration of function, mobility and rehabilitation, after injury, prolonged veterinary treatment etc. It can be used alongside or after any form of medicine, whether conventional or alternative (e.g. homeopathy, acupuncture or herbal medicine).
It works on the soft tissues structures, such as muscles, tendons and ligaments, restoring a normal range of movement, releasing spasm and breaking down scarring and restrictions of movement.
Physiotherapy may involve use of instruments, such as ultra-sound, LASER and magnets. However, it is commonly a manual, hands-on therapy, using deep massage, exercises and range of movement activity.