Passionate about physiotherapy and animal rehabilitation specialising in working animals.
What to expect
I will look at your animal’s history and the condition diagnosed by your Veterinary Surgeon. I will then do an assessment. This will sometimes involve a gait assessment and a static assessment, whatever is suitable for the condition. Then I will decide on a treatment plan following your Veterinary Surgeons guidelines. I will then carry out the treatment as required and we will work together to decide on a suitable rehabilitation plan, tailored to your animal’s needs.
I use a range of specialised equipment designed for animal use
|PEMF (Pulsed Magnetic Therapy) |
Is one of the deepest treatments. It is useful in Chronic conditions such as arthritis. It aids healing and reduces pain.
| NMES (Neuromuscular electrical stimulation) |
Is used to stimulate nerves and muscles. Often used in patient’s that are recumbent to prevent muscle atrophy.
| TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) |
Stimulates the sensory fibres to achieve pain relief.
|Red Light phototherapy |
Has many benefits- Stimulates wound healing – Arthritis – Soft tissue injuries.
Types of treatment
|Massage Not only does massage help to relax the patient it also increases blood flow and warms muscles. This is important as it allows me to perform other |
passive exercises such as stretches.
|Soft tissue mobilisations Gentle pressure is applied to an area to stretch or move tissue. Soft tissue can refer to, skin, fascia, muscles, tendons and ligaments.|
|Trigger point therapy Trigger points are |
|Myofascial release Injury to tissue can cause adhesions and restrictions in the muscle and fascia. Myofascial release techniques are used to breakdown these areas to reduce pain and improve movement|
|Passive range of motion exercises |
|Stretches Are often performed alongside passive range of movement exercises. They help to maintain and improve muscle length.|
|Proprioception exercises These can help to restore normal movement and placement of limbs as part of the rehabilitation process. These are needed following nerve trauma.|
|Active range of motion exercises These are exercises that are carried out to increase the range of movement of joints and other restricted areas of the body. |
They can be fun exercises that you are your animal friend can do together while aiding the rehab process.
|Wound repair Some wounds can take a long time to heal. Phototherapy speeds the healing process.|
|Hot and cold therapies Heat can encourage blood flow to an area which aids healing Cold can be used to aid pain relief and reduce swelling.|
| Home exercise plans and advice After the initial treatment, I will give you some exercise plans that can be carried out at home. Also, I will give you some advice on changes you can make in your animal’s environment to help with their condition. |
|kinesiology taping Used to activate or release muscles. Aiding in pain relief and improving circulation.|
Veterinary physiotherapists must work under the consent from a qualified veterinary surgeon, prior to physiotherapy treatment. Veterinary Surgeons act 1966.
Please download a referral form below which must be signed by your veterinary surgeon.