Phone: 0404 190 944

Jane Norton Physio

Animal Physio

What type of treatments can physiotherapy involve?

Ice to reduce inflammation and bleeding
Heat to help circulation and relax muscles
Massage to help circulation and relax muscles
Joint mobilisation to reduce stiffness and help flexibility
Balance and posture exercises to improve movement
Strengthening exercises to restore movement quality
Stretching exercises to improve movement range
Education about the condition and treatment options
Advice on environmental changes and condition management


Jane has a working referral relationship with the Diamond Valley Veterinary Hospitals and the Eltham Veterinary Practice and is available to treat your pets on weekdays, or on weekends when available.

Home visits can also be arranged to clients in the Melbourne area, and northern and eastern rural regions. In some cases, a travel cost may be included in the consultation fee. Please contact us to discuss these options.

Phone: 0404 190 944

    About me

    Jane Norton APAM

    Bachelor of Physiotherapy (2008 – Latrobe)
    APA Level 2 Animal Physiotherapy

    Animal Physiotherapy, like human Physiotherapy, is vast and adaptable to many conditions. It is this adaptability and variety which keeps Jane enthusiastic in her physiotherapy of many different species, be it 2 limbs, 4 limbs or winged!

    Jane has always had a keen interest in how things work, which lead her into anatomy and physiotherapy – to help make those things work better again! For 10 years, Jane worked in a private practice in Bundoora, treating a wide range of conditions including sports injuries, musculoskeletal conditions, vestibular issues, women’s health conditions, chronic low back pain, overuse injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation and even Clinical Pilates.

    Jane is also very passionate about animals and their welfare, and in 2011 branched off into Animal Physiotherapy. While learning about the similarity of their body structures and animal behaviour, her passion evolved and she decided to expand from treating humans to include domesticated animals, with an emphasis on dogs and horses.

    Animal Physiotherapy is a relatively unknown profession, despite being practised in Australia for many years. Domesticated animals for pets and sport are widespread throughout our community, and these animals experience similar injuries and overuse conditions as we do. Just as we would see a physiotherapist for rehabilitation following knee surgery or for an overworked lower back, our animals also have this opportunity, to enable daily optimal functioning and recovery.