Whilst in hospital, where necessary, patients will receive physiotherapy and massage. This service can continue after they have been discharged. Following surgery patients are sent home with a rehabilitation plan and a demonstration of the necessary exercises. The programme is then regularly updated to ensure the plan is tailored to their individual needs. Rehab programmes are provided to allow continued physiotherapy care at home.
Research has shown that physiotherapy can work with animals’ natural healing capabilities to ensure optimal recovery, especially following spinal and orthopaedic surgery.
Our physiotherapists are members of the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP) and the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP). As well as hand-on techniques their patients can benefit from a range of excellent adjunctive techniques including K-laser therapy (class 4), Omega laser therapy (class 3B), pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF), therapeutic ultrasound, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation machines (TENS) and neuromuscular electrical nerve stimulation (NMES)
We accept both pre- and post-surgical and conservatively managed cases. Examples of physiotherapy cases that we can support include:
- Arthritis – osteoarthritis and immune-mediated polyarthritis
- Hip dysplasia
- Elbow dysplasia
- Cruciate ligament disease
- Patella luxation
- Shoulder instability and bicipital tenosynovitis
- Spinal stenosis, spondylosis and spondylitis
- Lumbosacral disease
- Intervertebral disc disease
- Osteochondritis dissecans of the elbow, shoulder, stifle or hock
- Muscle strains, such as iliopsoas or gastrocnemius pathology
- General behaviour changes or change in ability
- Maintenance check-ups
Our Veterinary Physiotherapy team are happy to provide advice by phone or email.