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Getting Your Best Friend Back On Their Feet Faster

Can't get to our clinic? Online physio appointments are now available

If you live too far away from our Melbourne clinic but would like to have access to our high-quality physiotherapists and receive a custom home rehabilitation program then book an online appointment today

Canine Rehabilitation Services

Australia’s first Canine Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy Clinic opened in 2002
Leaders in canine rehabilitation services | State of the art facilities

Courses

Workshops & courses for dog owners, dog lovers, vets/nurses, physios & massage therapists

Physiotherapy

Our expert physiotherapists will guide you and your pet through the best recovery process

Hydrotherapy

Our state of the art underwater treadmill speeds the recovery of all injuries

Products

All the rehabilitation products you will need to aid recovery can be sourced right here

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We work with injured, sporting and older dogs to optimize their recovery,
improve their physical condition and keep them doing the things they love to do

Injured Dog

Our animal physiotherapists are experts in helping you and your dog to successfully navigate the recovery process

Post Surgery Dog

Starting controlled rehabilitation early post surgery is the key to achieving a successful recovery for your canine

Sporting dog

Active and sporting dogs need to be in tip-top shape – learn how to maximise your dog’s performance and avoid injury

Older Dog

Dogs are a friend for life, keeping them mobile and healthy throughout your time together is one of your greatest gifts

About Michelle Monk

Michelle Monk is Australia’s leading canine physiotherapist. She started the first canine physiotherapy and hydrotherapy centre for dogs in Australia in 2002 and designed and had built the first underwater treadmill for dogs in Australia.

Michelle was voted as the best Canine Specialist Provide of the year in 2010 and 2015 by Master Dog Breeders and Associates (MDBA). Her clinic has been featured on the Today Show, A Current Affair, and in Dog’s Life Magazine. She is not only an Animal Physiotherapist, but an author, mentor, and speaker.

Need a physiotherapist for your beloved best friend?

Whether your dog is an older dog, a sporting dog, or an injured dog, the team at Dogs in Motion Canine Physiotherapy are here to help get your best friend back on their feet as quickly and safely as possible.

The Latest from our Blog

Roonie the reason I became a canine physiotherapist by Michelle Monk

Why I became a canine physiotherapist

Human Physiotherapy to Canine Physiotherapy Over 20 years ago I started my physio journey as a human physio because I wanted to help people to have a better quality of life and mobility. Having always had a huge love for dogs, it was a natural progression to shift my skills over to animals. In 2004…

Blog post by Michelle Monk of Dogs in Motion about can I slow my pets aging process

Can I slow my pets aging process?

Can I slow my pets aging process and help them live longer? As our pets age, it is common for us to see them slow down, lose muscle and ease of mobility. This can be due to a number of factors, some disease-related and some are just a normal part of aging. Can I slow…

Cold Laser Therapy for dogs is now available at Dogs in Motion Melbourne Australia

Cold Laser Therapy for Dogs now available

Cold Laser Therapy for Dogs is now available at Dogs in Motion clinic Dogs In Motion is pleased to announce we now have Cold Laser Therapy available in the clinic for treatment of injured dogs, older dogs, sporting dogs and post-surgery dogs. What can cold laser therapy do for my dog? Essentially the results achieved…

Dogs in Motion article about how to create the perfect environment for your older dog by Michelle Monk

How to Create the Perfect Environment for your Older Dog

As your dog matures in years, it is natural for their muscles to weaken and their mobility to progressively reduce. These will leave them more vulnerable to injuries and arthritis which can cause aches and pains. Creating the perfect environment for your older dog can help to extend both the duration and the quality of…

Here are some of our client success stories

Dogs in motion canine rehabilitation client Chloe testimonial

"Dear Michelle, I wanted to let know how grateful I am for your rehabilitation of Chloe after her ACL operation.  It is now 12 weeks since her operation and her leg is well on the way to recovery with the muscle almost back to normal size.  It is so good to see her pain free and regaining her confidence.  She is loving being able to do a bit of running and playing again. Your programme of hydrotherapy, controlled exercises and reviews with you have worked miracles.  I've attached a few photos of her and Freddie using the pods.  Freddie's right leg is also a great tribute to your rehabilitation programme (fully recovered and back competing in Agility).

Thanks again." - Judy

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"Since attending Dogs in Motion Buddy has improved so much! He had a grade 5 injury and couldn't use or feel his back legs. He walked using his front legs and dragged his back legs and couldn't wag his tail either. Now he can walk, run and play fetch. He can even use his back legs to scratch his neg and wag his tail again! You guys helped SO much! You helped us by giving us hope, someone to talk to about Buddy's issues and giving us attainable goals so we could help Buddy. The underwater treadmill sessions were amazing! We are so grateful for the help and support in getting our gorgeous boy healthy again.

Thank you." - Hayley & Jess

Dogs in Motion testimonial of Jenna the rescue dog

"I cannot speak highly enough of Michelle and her wonderful team at Dogs in Motion for their care, encouragement and professional approach to enable Jenna to now enjoy and sustain her mobility with the freedom to run and play in the park and at home.

Jenna my rescue Maremma was diagnosed with spinal canal stenosis 3 yrs ago. her future looked grim with paralysis and incontinence the end result. I credit Michelle and her program with now having a dog who is happy, much fitter than ever before, and with only slight signs of a limp left.

Her balance has improved 100% and she can even jump into the car to go to the park without assistance, something she was completely unable to do before. Dogs in Motion is a very special, professional, highly trained group of people dedicated to seeing every dog can reach their own potential with empathy and caring not only for our beloved companions but for us/me as well.
My love and thanks to you all - Lynne

Hugo-Testimonials

We were recommended to Dogs in Motion by PESC after Hugo had spinal surgery almost 12 months ago. At 13, he wasn’t expected to make a full recovery which we were made aware of but with the help of hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, Acupuncture & laser & a lot of love he’s doing incredibly well.

Your staff are amazing & have shown us so much compassion & care towards Hugo’s recovery. He’s due for another treatment with Libby so I look forward to bringing him in soon. Thank you - Penny

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