We at Modern Vet Hospital provide veterinary physiotherapy and rehabilitation services that are created to help your pet recover as quickly as possible while averting injury. Whether your pet suffers from a traumatic injury, soft tissue/joint pain and/or conditions, neurological issues or needs pre/post-operative care, there are multiple treatment options available to ensure a full recovery.
Who Will Treat Your Pet?
We are proud to introduce you to our Veterinary Physiotherapist and Rehabilitation Specialist, Megan. She is a registered Veterinary Physiotherapist who graduated with a Post Graduate of Science in Veterinary Physiotherapy from Hartpury, which is among the world’s top Equine Colleges.
Megan earned her bachelor’s in Human Physiotherapy, working in a wide range of fields, with top sportspersons, in hospitals on orthopaedic and neurology wards, and in a paediatric rehabilitation setting.
How Can Physiotherapy Help My Pet?
The main goal of physiotherapy is to find and treat areas of pain, stiffness, weakness or dysfunction that could be possibly affect your pet’s health. An extensive assessment of your pet’s history, gait analysis, range of motion, testing of joints, palpation and functional movements testing is conducted to check for asymmetries and restrictions. Following this, a treatment plan is drafted, which involves setting goals together and exploring ways of accomplishing them.
The number of sessions needed is determined after the initial consultation as each pet is different and has a different response to treatment. Initially, a more intensive treatment approach is usually required after surgery or injury. Physiotherapy is a great way of ensuring your pet’s smoother road to recovery.
Treatment Options Include:
- Soft Tissue and Joint Mobilisations
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Individualised Exercise Rehabilitation
- Laser Therapy
- Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation
- Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation