Specialist Canine and Equine Physiotherapy Practice
Promoting movement, performance and well-being for all animals
Sports and remedial massage
Soft tissue and joint mobilisations
Hello and Welcome To Leaps & Bounds Veterinary Physiotherapy Centre...
Animals can suffer with musculoskeletal problems in much the same way as people do resulting in neck or back pain, joint problems, generalised stiffness, lethargy and sometimes behavioural changes from long term pain. Animals are also very good at hiding problems from their owners and we only see issues in our pets once the condition has been going on sometime and the pain has increased to a level they are unable to tolerate. Many of the causes of musculoskeletal problems can be address through physiotherapy and in most cases issues can be resolved or for the more chronic cases a long term therapy plan can offer relief from these conditions. Therapy work can also be used in cases of animals having on-going conditions such as osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia or kissing spines etc alongside their regular veterinary care.
Please note Physiotherapy is not a substitute for correct veterinary care and in all emergency situations or if your animal has an undiagnosed lameness you should seek veterinary help.
Why use our services?
- All our physiotherapists hold a Level 7 Masters Degree for Veterinary physiotherapy. The highest level of training available in the field.
- We are memebers of NAVP so you can be assured that we meet the highest standards.
- All our practitioners hold full liability and indemnity insurance for working with animals and using the techniques described on the treatments page.
- Most insurance companies recognise physiotherapy as a viable therapy and will pay for the treatments.
- All of our therapists complete at least 25 hours of CPD (continued personal development) to ensure that their knowledge is up to date and that your horse is recieving the best possible care.
- Each therapy session is tailored to each patients individual needs.
- We send out regular updates to your vetterinary surgeon on your animals progress.
What do we treat /
What can we help? :
- Soft tissue dysfunction or injuries
- Neurological dysfunction
- Rehabilitation after muscular and Skeletal Injuries
- Arthris and Joint problems
- Spinal problems such as back pain and disc problems
- Loss of performance or function
- Pain relief
- Ligament and tendon Injuries
- Rehabiliation following surgery
- For a general Health check and MOT
- Management of common conditions such as degenerative joint disease
- Difficulty moving well in one direction or altered movement patterns
- Sports performance maintenance
Benefits of Physiotherapy:
- Between 50-60% faster recover rate for some injuries
- Improved gait quality, range of motion and flexibility in shoulders, back and hips allowing for easier lateral work and stride extension
- Improved disposition and stamina
- Muscles associated with an orthopaedic issue are kept flexible and free of pain
- Improved circulation
- Relief of tension
- Stimulation of waste and toxin elimination
- Lengthening of connective tissue
- Improved muscle tone
- Provide comfort to muscle injuries
- Reduced strain on tendon and ligaments
- Maximising tendon and muscle elasticity