Canine musculoskeletal & rehabilitation exercise

Canine Anatomy

"What Nicky has done for Archie is exceptional.  He has benefitted so much, and she has shown us how to continue appropriate exercises to continue his therapy.  Archie always greeted Nicky with a waggy tail and laid still whilst Nicky worked her magic.  I will definitely be recommending King's K9, we have been impressed with all she has done."  Melanie

Clinical canine musculoskeletal therapy may help your dog has any of the following:
  • Lameness
  • Arthritis
  • Dysplasia
  • Limping
  • Difficulty going up or down stairs, or in and out of the car
  • Stiffness and ageing
  • Performance in sporting activities
  • Performance in agility
  • Gait or posture irregularities
  • Changes in coat


Nicky trained for a Level 4 Canine Remedial Massage & Rehabilitation Diploma awarded by the Institute of Complementary Animal Therapy (ICAT) which is accredited by the Open College Network. 

Canine musculoskeletal therapy helps to resolve muscle and joint problems using manipulative massage bringing great relief and resolving many sub-clinical, everyday mobility issues.  This treatment is suitable for young and older, less mobile dogs.  As well as dealing with muscular and orthopaedic issues, musculoskeletal therapy is great for preventing injury too so if you dog leads an active life doing agility, flyball, canicross or other sports, then this therapy can help to keep your dog injury-free.

Post Operative Care

You have made it home from the vets after the operation, feeling immense relief for bringing your dog home.  However now, when your dog wakes up, what is next?  You have a list of what NOT to do from your vet: minimal exercise, cage rest, etc, but what exactly CAN you do?  How on earth do you keep your dog occupied whilst they are recuperating?  How can you help the recuperation?  Remedial massage and post-operative therapy can stimulate recovery and sooth your dog all at once.  With a programme of rehabilitation in place, Nicky will show you what to do each week, which exercises to perform each day, how often and how long for - helping you to help your dog.

"Nicky has been extremely helpful to Lilly, keeping her mobile and making her comfortable.  She is professional in all aspects of her business".  Mary