Physiotherapy for Animals
What is Veterinary Physiotherapy?
Veterinary Physiotherapy is the use of manual therapy and electrotherapies to treat pain and enhance an animal’s performance and quality of life. The treatment can be used before and after surgery to strengthen the patient and rehabilitation will be used to enhance posture and movement.
However, many animals benefit from the physiotherapy in their day to day life to improve age related conditions or their performance in general. An animal cannot speak to its owner and explain that they may be in pain and hence this is where the physiotherapist can help. Many animals suffer from aches and pains just like people and it is important to address these issues before they become a long term condition causing undue stress and pain for the animal. Horses will often display behavioural problems and poor performance when they are in pain and hence it is vital at this point to bring in a physiotherapist to help with these issues.
Physiotherapy supports and directs the body’s
own healing processes to ensure the best outcome. In much the same
way as physiotherapy supports human medical practitioners,animal
physiotherapy is now finding its place as a valuable adjunct to
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Neurological dysfunction
- Tendon and ligament injuries
- Orthopaedic conditions
- Pre and post-surgical management
- Back Problems
- Wound healing
- Osteoarthritis and other age related changes
- Performance enhancement
I work closely with the individual patient, veterinary surgeon and you, the owner, and provide a unique treatment plan for every patient. This treatment program will be revised and updated as the treatment progresses.
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All treatments are done after veterinary consent to treat.
This procedure is part of The Veterinary Surgery (Exemption) Order 1962, which states "all physiotherapy treatment undertaken must be under veterinary referral".
DO NOT let anyone treat your animals without veterinary consent.