Welcoming Philip Lo to our team!

Philip Lo graduated from University of Sydney in 2000 with a B.App.Sci (Physiotherapy) and has worked interstate (NSW, Tas, Vic) and internationally (UK) specializing in orthopaedics, paediatrics and veterinary. He obtained a Masters in Animal Physiotherapy through the University of Queensland in 2007 and has over 12 years experience as an Animal Physiotherapist. He is a lecturer and examiner at Melbourne Polytechnic/Latrobe University in the subject “Physical Therapy for Veterinary Nursing Patients” for the 3rd year Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing degree.

Phil has been a Physiotherapy Manager in Acute and Paediatrics in Public Healthcare and also works as a human Physiotherapist in private practice, Royal Children’s Hospital and volunteer Physiotherapist for Port Melbourne Australian Rules Football Club. He is qualified in McKenzie’s, Mulligan’s, Sports Integrated Dry Needling, Rocktape (Kinesio Taping) techniques, Mary Masery techniques and all areas of paediatrics. His other interests include: martial arts/judo, weight training, Aussie rules, rugby and soccer.

Animal Physiotherapy is an important part of the pre and post rehabilitation process for your animal. It helps restore function and improving the quality of life for your pet. Animal Physiotherapists work closely in a team alongside Veterinarians and Veterinary Nurses to formulate a rehabilitation program to suit your pet’s individual needs.

Benefits of Animal Physiotherapy

Animal Physiotherapy relieves pain and enhances recovery and function in both companion and performance animals, and is important in the prevention, restoration and rehabilitation of most injuries, degenerative conditions and surgeries

Animal Physiotherapy can assist with:

Pre and Post surgery rehabilitation
Arthritis
Joint mobility
Muscle and joint strengthening
Balance and proprioception training

Animal Physiotherapy includes:

Manual techniques –

Joint mobilization
Stretching
Massage
Trigger point therapy
Proprioception training

Other Animal Physiotherapy techniques –

Dry Needling
Exercise prescription
Heat and cold therapy
Electrotherapy – Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
Laser therapy
Ultrasound therapy
Shock Wave therapy
Taping
Hydrotherapy

The Animal Physiotherapist will provide you with an education and exercise program empowering you to help in the recovery and management of your pet’s condition. This is a major part of a successful rehabilitation program.