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Gill provides freelance animal physiotherapy services within Lancashire and the North West., and is based in Blackburn, Lancashire. GGVetPhysio can provide the most up to date bespoke equine and canine physiotherapy treatments at the clients’ home, yard or veterinary practice.
GGVetPhysio also provide physiotherapy for dogs, cats and other small animals and pets.
Working alongside vets, GGVetPhysio provides equine, canine and small animal therapy treatment pre and post-surgery, supporting musculoskeletal conditions, age related conditions, neurological conditions and maintenance treatment such as sports massages, by combining the use of manual therapies, electrotherapies and rehabilitation.
Veterinary permission must be given before an animal or pet can be treated with physiotherapy. Gill will do this for you but Data Protection requires your consent for this.
Manual strategies utilise the combination of different treatment techniques including:
· Movement Therapies; ranging from passive range of movement of limbs and joints (ie movement without ‘effort’), to assisted walking, to the obstacle course for the very advanced patient.
Manual Therapies; including hands-on graded mobilisation techniques to loosen joint stiffness or pain
· Soft Tissue Techniques; including massage techniques and myofascial release techniques aimed at loosening tensions in and between soft tissues. These different techniques can be used in both the land-based and water-based environments, such as the hydrotherapy setting, and application of such exercise regimes and hands-on techniques have consistently been demonstrated to improve the physical function of the veterinary patient.
Ultrasound and pulsed electromagnetic energy all work at a cellular level to provide pain relief, promote the resolution of inflammation, reduce swelling, and improve the quality and speed of healing and the reduction of scar formation.
The choice depends on which type of tissue is injured, how deep it is within the body, and the stage of healing.
Electrotherapies available include
TENS Transcutaneous Electro Neural Stimulation
NMES Neuro Muscular Electro Stimulation
PEMF Pulsed Electromagnetic Field
There are many ways we can help injured or older animals, and relieve stiffness, discomfort or pain.
If you have any questions about your pets treatment or veterinary physiotherapy in general please give me a ring.
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The Animal Physiotherapist employs an advanced knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, disease and injury pathology and physiology to develop an
effective treatment plan for each individual animal or pet.
In optimum conditions nature will heal an injury in a particular time span. However, for many reasons, these conditions are not always readily available. In these circumstances the injury will take longer to heal than nature intended or at worst may not heal at all. The aim of the physiotherapist is to optimise these conditions so that the body can heal the injury in the best time span.
Physiotherapy is delivered by:
• Manual techniques
• Remedial Exercises
Pet physiotherapy following veterinary referral can help horses and other animals recover from a variety of conditions, such as back pain, sprains, strains, fractures and sporting injuries. Animal therapy can also be used following orthopaedic, neurological or general surgery, as well as improve biomechanics and athletic ability. The use of veterinary physiotherapy is increasing. Animals and pets can undergo a wide range of treatments, including manual techniques, electrotherapies and exercise therapy.
AHPR (Animal Health Professionals Register) registered veterinary physiotherapists follow a strict code of conduct, work within their scope of practice, comply with annual CPD requirements and have appropriate insurance.
Gill is a fully qualified Veterinary Physiotherapist to post-graduate level under the National Association for Veterinary Physiotherapists.
Gill is an approved Kinesio therapist.
The taping system used by top athletes is now available for equine use.