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How will physiotherapy help your pet?

Physiotherapy can:

  • Assist animals recovering from surgery or an injury

  • Help to manage any long term conditions e.g. osteoarthritis or hip/elbow dysplasia

  • Decrease pain and discomfort; improving your animals quality of life

  • Decrease weakness and muscle tension

  • Decrease joint instability and risk of injury

  • Improve mental health

  • Improve balance, proprioception and co-ordination

  • Improve condition and muscle strength

  • Enhance performance

If you're concerned or need advice regarding physiotherapy treatment for your animal, please don't hesitate to get in touch as I am always happy to help!
Email anglainvetphysio@gmail.com or phone Sammi on 07775161526.
What does a physiotherapy appointment involve?
Static and dynamic assessment:

 

A thorough assessment will be made including both static and dynamic observations, covering all aspects of your animals life and management. 

 

Static assessment involves a visual assessment of your animals posture and conformation. Dynamic observations involve assessing the way your animal moves. This is then followed by a skeletal and soft tissue assessment. This will help to identify any movement abnormalities, weaknesses, asymmetries and areas of tension and soreness. The findings of these assessments along with the full veterinary history will be linked together to create a treatment plan that is tailored specifically to your animal.

 

For equine clients, I may also need to see your horses' saddle and bridle, as well as observe them being lunged and/or ridden.

Physiotherapy treatment:

 

Your animal will have an individual treatment plan specialised to their case. Therapies and techniques may include:

  • Massage therapy

  • LASER therapy

  • Pulsed-electro Magnetic Field Therapy (Pulse Mag)

  • Therapeutic Ultrasound

  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) therapy

  • Heat therapy and cold therapy

  • Passive stretches and baited stretches

  • Remedial Exercises; such as pole work, weight shifting exercises, core exercises etc.

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