Physiotherapy

Vet­eri­nary phys­io­ther­a­py is an evi­dence based pro­fes­sion which involves the use of a vari­ety of modal­i­ties with the aim of reliev­ing pain, improv­ing func­tion, pro­pri­o­cep­tion, core sta­bil­i­ty, strength and bal­ance. The imple­men­ta­tion of phys­io­ther­a­peu­tic tech­niques can reduce recov­ery times and opti­mise func­tion fol­low­ing surgery or after diag­no­sis of a degen­er­a­tive disease.

We strong­ly believe that any inter­ven­tion under­tak­en in the cen­tre needs to be sup­port­ed with a rig­or­ous home­care rou­tine. Con­se­quent­ly our patients are pro­vid­ed with home treat­ment plans and our own­ers are taught reme­di­al treat­ment tech­niques so they become an inte­gral part of their pet’s reha­bil­i­ta­tion pro­gramme. Below you will find some down­load­able guides to help you through exer­cis­es and tech­niques we have sug­gest­ed you car­ry out at home.

We are fre­quent­ly asked how many ses­sions are nec­es­sary for cer­tain con­di­tions and due to the dynam­ic nature of the treat­ment tech­niques and the vary­ing rate of improve­ment we see between patients we are unable to offer pre­scrip­tive treat­ments with spec­i­fied time­frames or dura­tions. We do how­ev­er offer every fam­i­ly our promise of sup­port and com­mit­ment through­out their pet’s treat­ment. We under­stand that the recov­ery peri­od is often a very emo­tion­al time for own­ers and just hav­ing some­one offer­ing advice and sup­port can prove very beneficial.

 

Down­load­able Guides

Home Management Advice for OA Patients
Home Exercise Advice for Neurological Patients
Baited Neck Stretches
Weight Shifting
Sit to Stands
Poles
Massage
Passive Range of Motion