What To Expect:
It is a legal requirement to gain consent from your vet prior to your animal being treated by us. Generally, this is not an issue, since vets understand the benefits that physiotherapy treatment can provide in animal welfare and management.
During our first visit we will discuss any relevant medical history, as well as the aims and ambitions that you have for your animal.
A full bio-mechanical assessment will be carried out, consisting of thorough observation and analysis of your animal standing, walking, trotting and turning. In some instances, with our equine clients it may be beneficial to view the horse being lunged or ridden, however this is not necessarily a requirement.
Hands On Examination
Refined palpation skills will be used to physically examine muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons in order to identify any areas of dysfunction, imbalance, restrictions or pain.
After a thorough examination and interpretation of findings, the most appropriate physiotherapy techniques will be selected in order to tailor treatment to your pet effectively. This may include the use of electrotherapy treatments if appropriate to do so.
Aftercare And Exercise Advice
Full aftercare and exercise advice will be provided, as well as any stretches that may be beneficial to your animal.
We can help you understand some simple anatomy of your animal throughout the treatment, which can support you to successfully train your animal in the correct way, thus optimizing bio-mechanics and helping to ensure a longer career.
I work closely alongside other specialists such as hydrotherapists, farriers, vets, saddlers, nutritionists and dentists; this ensures the best all-round management of your animal.
We can obtain consent on your behalf or alternatively you can download and send the following form to your vet directly.