Active Paws

Dog Hydrotherapy, Physiotherapy & Fitness Training - Sunshine Coast
Canine Hydrotherapy and Dog Physiotherapy Sunshine Coast

Physiotherapy for Dogs Sunshine Coast

Let our highly trained and fully qualified team answer any questions about your dog’s physiotherapy and rehabilitation program through our canine hydrotherapy and fitness & conditioning services

How Physiotherapy Can Help Your Dog's Mobility?

At Active Paws Rehab and Fitness, our fully qualified and expert physiotherapists use physical methods to promote healing and restore function. These methods include, massage, exercise, soft tissue mobilisation, acupuncture, heat and cold therapies and electrotherapy.

Physiotherapy isn’t just for our injured patients, the above mentioned techniques can also be used to improve your dog’s athletic performance by enhancing balance, proprioception, co-ordination and muscle control for the competitive sporting dog.

Why Use Our Physiotherapists?

Our Physiotherapists are friendly and fully qualified. We have undertaken additional animal physiotherapy post-graduate training and hold MSc or Post-Graduate Diplomas in Animal/Veterinary Physiotherapy so you can trust us with your best friend.

Our Sunshine Coast physiotherapists adhere to strict codes of clinical practice as outlined by the Australian Physiotherapy Association and the Australian Veterinary Association. All Physiotherapists at Active Paws Rehabilitation and Fitness are covered by Professional and Public Liability Insurance and are properly registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Our Happy Dogs

Our team at Active Paws Rehab & Fitness on the Sunshine Coast are passionate about helping animals recover and live their best life!
See what our customers and their dogs are saying about our fully qualified and trained therapists and why locals are quick to recommend us.

"We took our severely affected double hip dysplasia Golden Retriever ‘Harry’ on the recommendation of my vet. Sonia was gentle and highly professional in Harry’s treatment. Through dog hydrotherapy, Harry’s quality of life increased and the extended time we had with him was extraordinary. We acquired an ex-military working dog, Sonia worked so hard to ‘unwrap’ the training Bailey had. Sonia’s knowledge and training is unquestionable and a credit. She adjusts each agility and fitness session to every dog’s ability to get the maximum benefit. Thank you, Sonia, for everything you do to enhance our dogs lives."
Barbara & Dennis
Coolum Beach, Sunshine Coast
"We first started taking our Golden Retriever to Sonia nearly three years ago. He was diagnosed with Bilateral Hip Dysplasia . Sonia’s care has helped him immeasurably. More recently our girl Retriever became arthritic, after a year with Sonia she’s bouncing around like a puppy! Sonia always impresses as being kind, caring, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. Nothing is too much trouble for our dogs, they both love her. From our aspect she is very easy to deal with. We would highly recommend Sonia and her team from Active Paws Rehabilitation and Fitness to anyone who cares about their dogs."
Active Paws promote healthy dog through fitness and conditioning training
Rod & Sian
Noosa, Sunshine Coast
“My dogs have been regularly attending dog fitness training with Sonia. One dog has extreme anxiety and she still attends each fortnight, slowly working on being comfortable in a new environment and spending the sessions walking around and becoming familiar with the equipment. We recently had a break through with her and she engaged in brain stimulating activities. They absolutely love their training and I can't recommend it enough. Sonia runs individual sessions just for my 3 dogs. Her price for a session with all 3 dogs is very reasonable so it makes it affordable for me to take them regularly, ensuring the fitness training benefits them as much as possible.”
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Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast

Canine Physiotherapy

Just like humans, dogs can also develop spinal, neck, soft tissue and nerve related injuries due to factors such as lifestyle and breed. These conditions, if remain untreated, can affect behaviour, quality of life and performance, as a result of pain and dysfunction.

Following initial veterinary diagnosis, canine physiotherapy sessions with our qualified practitioners can help to reduce pain and restore your dog’s function.

Conditions That Respond to Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is commonly used to treat dogs with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions including osteoarthritis, muscle and ligament injuries. Canines with orthopaedic conditions such as elbow dysplasia, hip dysplasia and cruciate ligament injury also benefit significantly from regular physiotherapy to manage their condition. As with humans, dogs also benefit from individual physiotherapy treatment following orthopaedic surgery.

Meet the Active Paws Team

Meet our internationally qualified and highly trained practitioners and physiotherapists.
Our team are dog people and will care for your patients in the same caring, professional manner as you do.