A fresh, innovative & professional approach to physiotherapy - for you and your pet.


Well hello there!  So glad you've stopped by to visit us.  Cochrane Physiotherapy is an innovative, independent and family run physiotherapy business based in West Lothian, Scotland.  Let us take a few moments to tell you more...


With over 23 years of experience within both human and animal medicine, our team is the right choice for you and your pet. 


We currently offer referral-only small animal physiotherapy services via online video consult or at our clinics based at Riverside Veterinary Practice in Armadale.  Providing a variety of evidence-based assessment and treatment options as part of a multi-modal, up to date approach is our ethos.  We pride ourselves in working in partnership with you and your Veterinarian at all times and you do not need to be a registered client of Riverside's in order to access our clinic physiotherapy services for your pet. 

Our video consultations and clinics are led by a team of experienced, university qualified, registered and fully insured veterinary physiotherapy practitioners.  


You will be guaranteed a professional service from start to finish and will be a fully integrated part of the process throughout with access to reports, videos and online resources to support you with ongoing therapy at home.


Get in touch with the team if your pet has seen or spoken to a Vet recently and has -

  • a current or recently diagnosed acute condition or injury like Cruciate Disease,

  • a long-term chronic condition like Osteoarthritis,

  • lameness which isn't getting better,

  • behaviour changes or an unwillingness to carry out usual daily activities,

  • musculo-skeletal or conformation issues from a young age,

  • a neurological or spinal issue,

  • had or is due to go in for surgery,

  • respiratory issues,

  • is a working dog taking part in agility, cani-cross or gun dog training and may need some strength and conditioning for optimal health and performance,

  • signs of getting a bit older and is starting to slow down.


We’ve got a vast variety of physiotherapeutic assessment, treatment options and advice available to provide help and support.  We pride ourselves with up to date, evidence based equipment and therapeutic applications such as using a stance analyser to objectively measure weight bearing percentiles, variety of massage therapy techniques, broad range of exercise prescription, clinically proven photobiomodulation electrotherapies like Class 4 LASER, NMES, TENS & Ultrasound as well as manual manipulation therapy including trigger point release, stretches and many more.

Mission statement - 

At Cochrane Physiotherapy, we believe the key to your pet's long and short-term health and wellbeing is prevention and our goal is to ensure every dog lives their best life, to the fullest and that physiotherapy is another interventional tool that can effectively support this.

Under the Veterinary Surgeons Act (1966) and Exemptions Order (1962) it is illegal for anyone to treat an animal without prior Veterinarian referral and consent. This MUST be completed prior to any physiotherapeutic assessment or treatment being undertaken as we will only operate under this condition. Please see the form at the bottom of the page or contact us for more information.  

So, which type of dog do you have?

Please click on the category below which best describes your dog -

here you will find more information and how to book an appointment.

An active dog

For fit, healthy dogs who might take part in regular activities such as cani-crossing, bike-joring or agility and would benefit from physiotherapeutic intervention for -
injury prevention, improving body awareness, musculo-skeletal maintenance and conditioning and cardiovascular improvement.

An elderly dog

For older dogs who may need a proactive and positive approach to healthy ageing - ensuring they live out their silver years comfortably and to their fullest.

A dog who has recently had surgery or is injured 

For dogs who are due to have or have undergone surgical intervention to correct or improve a condition or injury. Or have had a recently diagnosed injury or condition where it has been decided to be managed conservatively.

A registered assistance or service dog

Promoting lifelong companionship, health and well-being for working dogs with a very important job to do - our goal is to enable them to continue to support you, for as long as possible.

Opening Hours

Riverside Veterinary Practice (Armadale, West Lothian)  

- Tuesdays 18.00 - 21.00

- Wednesdays 18.00 - 21.00

Please contact the practice for clinic dates, prices and to book your session.

Online video consultations (via Zoom)

- Various days and time available

Please get in touch with us to book your appointment.


Contact & find us

Please get in touch with any questions or queries, we would be delighted to hear from you -

Email : hello@cochranephysiotherapy.co.uk

We are honoured to have the use of fantastic facilities at Riverside Veterinary Practice to run our clinics.  Parking is available behind the building.

Remember, you can be referred from any Vets and do not need to be a client of Riverside's, so if you are interested in physiotherapy then please get in touch.

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Veterinarian referral & consent form

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