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Australia’s first Canine Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy Clinic opened in 2002
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We work with injured, sporting and older dogs to optimize their recovery,
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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.
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Here are some of our client success stories
"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
"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
"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
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