Specialist in small animal physiotherapy
Vet fact sheet
Physiotherapy is a science based profession that takes a holistic approach to aid the restoration of movement and function. It is extensively involved after surgery and often proposed as an alternative as a conservative management option.
Animal physiotherapy is only carried out under veterinary referral.
post operation rehabilitation
Short term aims
Longer term aims
Physiotherapy optimises the body's own natural healing processes and provides treatments for a number of problems
Muscle injury, strain or soreness
Tendons and ligaments
Cruciate ligament injury
Broken down sutures
Help to ease pain in arthritic and diseased joints and slow down degeneration
Rehabilitation after surgery or long periods of rest
Increase muscle tone
Promote quality movement
Assist wound repair, minimise adhesions and scarring
Fight bacterial regeneration
Optimise repair of fractures both normal and non-union
Mobilisation / influence neuromuscular conduction
Improve and maintain range of movement and muscle tone
Routine checks for performance animals to aid injury prevention. Workshops for trainers and owners of sports/performance animals.
Treatments can be carried out at the animal's home, their veterinarian's practice or my clinic.
A Referral sheet in pdf download format is provided for your convenience but I am able to accept referral letters or your own forms if this is more convenient.
Veterinary exemption order 1962:
The term 'physiotherapy' refers to non invasive treatments and requires the practitioner to work under the direction of the animal's veterinary surgeon.
Details of conditions of treatment can be found on the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons website.
Physiotherapy complies with the 1962 veterinary exemption order. Details of the conditions of treatment can be seen on the RCVS website.