Our referred physiotherapy cases are seen by specialists from Active Animal Physiotherapy, a world-leading animal physiotherapy practice.

Active Animal Physiotherapy,  led by Dr Lesley Goff, offers care and advice for musculoskeletal, sports and animal physiotherapy. Physiotherapists can see your dog or cat onsite at the UQ VETS Small Animal Hospital.

 For pet owners

Our physiotherapy service is only available to referred cases. Your vet will organise this for you.

 For referring vets

See our referrals web page for information about how to refer your case to us.

Wide-ranging services

Using a range of modalities, Dr Goff and colleagues restore movement that has been limited by pain or impairment in animals, and ensure they rehabilitate completely after surgery or other injury.

Common conditions

  • Back, neck and pelvic pain, including arthritis
  • Rehabilitation after surgery
  • Thoracolumbar disc pathology
  • Joint pain (congenital and orthopaedic)
  • Muscle strains and tears
  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • Canine sporting injuries
  • Neurological conditions

Treatment techniques

  • Manual therapies, such as manipulation and soft-tissue work
  • Dry needling
  • Kinesiology
  • Taping
  • Electrotherapeutic modalities, such as ultrasound and neuromuscular stimulation