Treatments are tailored to meet the individual’s exact needs following veterinary referral. Using clinical reasoning and knowledge of underlying pathophysiology and anatomy we develop the best treatment plan for your animal including a mix of electrotherapies, manual techniques, remedial exercises and other modalities. Our list of techniques is ever increasing as we gain new equipment, undergo CPD and follow the latest research.
All new clients require a veterinary referral. An initial assessment is carried out on all animals, this comprises of a detailed case history, a static, dynamic and palpation assessment.
Manual therapy comprises of a range of techniques, including massage, myofascial release, trigger point release, joint manipulation, stretching, and motor point stimulation. Manual therapy is any hands on technique we utilise in our treatment program.
Electrotherapeutic modalities also known as electrotherapies, provide various benefits depending on the device used and settings utilised. We currently have a range of electrotherapies, including; Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES). We are always looking to increase our range of electrotherapies we provide to help maximise the benefits to your animals.
We utilise different exercise to improve proprioception, strength and condition, encourage correct gait patterning and correct limb use, these range from basic exercises such as controlled walking to more complex manoeuvres including pole work, weaving and balance exercise. We individually select exercises that would benefit each case, often these exercises may change in difficulty or intensity depending on your animal's requirements and how they are managing with the remedial exercises.
This may include thermotherapy (application of heat), or cryotherapy (application of cold), we may also utilise kit such as weighted boots, Kinesio tape (K-Tape), supports and slings or bandages.
Home Exercise and Care Program
To benefit the animal most, we need you to continue the good work we start, we prescribe exercises and a care plan if required, which will be fully explained and demonstrated to you as well as providing crib sheets for your references, YouTube links and a copy of the home exercise and management plan. if you need further help or you or your animal are struggling with the exercises then just contact us.
Help your animal by trying to conduct all the exercise we have set you and sticking to them, if you find you or your animals are not managing to do them that’s fine we can find alternative ways that may suit better just let us know. Please though only do exercises we have given you. If you feel you animal is struggling or their condition is worsening cease the exercises and contact us, if it is an emergency seek veterinary advice immediately.