Your animal may benefit from physiotherapy to help with the following:
Post surgical rehabilitation
Conservative management of injuries/ conditions
Improving way of going
Restricted range of motion
'MOTs' throughout the competition season
Your Animal's Session
I will perform a thorough assessment of your horse to assess tissue feel, joint range of motion, and your animal's way of going. From this, I will apply the appropriate techniques and/or electrotherapies to address your animal's individual requirements.
1 horse = £60
2 or more horses at the same yard = £55
1 dog = £50
2 or more dogs at the same venue = £45
Look out for any special offers I may have running
The Veterinary Surgeon's Act (1966) and the Veterinary Surgeon’s (Exemptions) Order 2015
All musculoskeletal practitioners must work under veterinarian permission before treating animals under their care.
When booking an appointment with me, I will ask for your veterinarian's details so that I can contact them to confirm they are happy for your animal to receive physiotherapy.
Manual palpation of the tissue state and subsequent massage and soft tissue mobilsation of any areas of concern form the cornerstone of my treatment. Techniques used range from gentle fascial release to friction massage on areas of scar tissue. Stretching and range of motion exercises can also serve to help increase range of motion or help align healing tissue along the line of stress to aid a more successful outcome.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS):
TENS can help to provide pain relief for your animal. If my assessment reveals a pain response, I may use the TENS machine during my session. If necessary, I might also instruct you how to use this machine and leave you with a treatment plan for the week following your session.
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES):
Muscle stimulation may be used on muscles that have atrophied or to help increase muscle strength and endurance. It is often used in conjunction with a strengthening programme in order to achieve the best results.
Phototherapy and LASER:
Phototherapy, or light therapy, utilises red and infrared light to aid tissue repair and reduce pain.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF):
PEMF can provide benefits such as pain relief, bruise reduction, oedema dispersal, inflammation reduction, fracture repair, and tissue healing.
Rehabilitative Exercise Programmes:
Rehabilitative exercise can be tailored to your animal's needs from helping them to walk again, to helping get that edge over the competition. I will work with you to help formulate an exercise plan that is right for you and your animal in order to achieve great results.