We Care About You and Your Pet
At the Pet Physio, we provided individualised rehabilitation programs and management plans for your pet, whether they are getting older, are recovering from injury or surgery or have hurt themselves during sport.
Sarah Sojka is an AHPRA registered Physiotherapist and has always had a passion for working with animals since she was young. She originally wanted to become a veterinarian, however when her family pet needed physio to return to walking after he lost the ability to walk. She saw the amazing results of physiotherapy and knew that she would love to work with animals helping them rehabilitate post injury.
Sarah graduated as a Physiotherapist from University of Monash in 2011. After graduating, she worked as a physiotherapist in public health system in a variety of areas. Sarah worked as a ‘human’ physiotherapist for 5 years before deciding to chase her dreams of working with animals. Sarah has experience working as Animal Hydrotherapist and then as a Physiotherapist since 2016.
Sarah has completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy at the University of Liverpool in 2019, which is a two year course and plans to complete the final year of her Masters Degree shortly.
Many people ask what a Physiotherapist for animals actually does or when they should see us. We recommend that your dog receives physiotherapy:
– After any joint surgery (e.g. stifle/knee, hip, elbow or shoulder)
– After Spinal Surgery or any neurological conditions
– After your pet has injured themselves or is limping.
– If your pet has been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia or elbow dysplasia
– If your pet is getting older and slowing down
– Any sporting or agility dogs (just like an athlete would!)
She loves working with any dogs no matter how small or big and enjoys treating cats as well! If you are unsure if your pet will benefit from physiotherapy, contact us and we can help guide you.