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HOW CAN

WE HELP?

What is

Veterinary

Physiotherapy?

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The job of a Veterinary Physiotherapist is to create a complete care plan for the optimal recovery and long-term health of your animal.

This is done through the use of manual therapies such as massage and stretching, electrotherapies including laser therapy, and a tailored home rehabilitation plan.

Your therapist should be highly qualified, and always work in partnership under your vets advice.

Your initial appointment will begin with an evaluation of your animals current musculoskeletal health, and how this affects how they function. This includes observation of how they stand and move in a walk and trot, followed by a hands-on palpation from head-to-toe.

From here, we can prioritise our goals and tailor treatment to optimise the progress of healing and long-term health.

 

Initial appointments can take between 60-90 minutes, with follow up appointments taking between 40-60 minutes. This varies depending on the size of the animal and the treatment given. 

 

Canine

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Elbow disease/dysplasia

  • Spinal conditions

  • Neurological conditions

  • Soft tissue injury 

  • Hip dysplasia

  • Cruciate ligament disease

  • Fractures

  • Wound healing

  • Injury Prevention

Equine

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Kissing spines

  • Neurological issues

  • Soft tissue injury 

  • Sacroiliac disease

  • Reduced performance

  • Behavioural issues

  • Fractures

  • Wound healing

  • Injury prevention

What to expect from an appointment...

Common Conditions Assisted by Veterinary Physiotherapy...

Static Assessment

  • Posture

  • Limb Placement

  • Weight distribution

  • Conformation

  • Body Condition

Dynamic Assessment

  • Active Joint Flexion

  • Lameness

  • Straightness

  • Coordination

  • Gait Patterns

Palpation & Range of Motion

  • Muscle Mass & Tone

  • Joint Range of Motion

  • Spine & Neurological Assessment

  • Identifying Pain

Treatment Prescription

  • Manual Therapies

  • Electrotherapies

  • Exercise Prescription

  • Hydrotherapy

  • Home Management

If you would like to learn more about how we may be able to help your animal and the treatments we use, please contact us below.