Animal/Vet Physiotherapy

Animal/Veterinary Physiotherapy - is a complementary therapy carried out with veterinary consent.

 

​The main aim is "to assist the body to heal itself", optimising the body's natural healing process.  Physiotherapy can help a dog's outcome and help them get back to fighting fit sooner, often reducing the need for long term pain relief medication.

From my own research, physiotherapy can enhance wellbeing by reducing dog's heart rate up to 30% and improve their mobility by increasing range of motion up to 25%.

  • Personalised Treatment Sessions - I will use the most appropriate therapies depending on your dog's specific needs to help get your dog moving better and more comfortably.

  • Expert Advice & Knowledge - Using evidence based information, I can point you in the right direction on how you can help your dog in between sessions.

  • Tailored Rehabilitation/Aftercare Program - I will put together an easy to follow program to help build up your pet's strength and restore mobility.

Soft tissue manual techniques such as massage can have a huge impact on how your dog moves and feels

Therapeutic exercises helping to build strength, balance, proprioception & improve range of motion

Benefits of Animal/Veterinary Physiotherapy

  • Aids rehabilitation, function & flexibility 
  • Increase rate of recovery from injury & surgery 

  • Encourages blood circulation 

  • Helps to improving muscle tone and range of motion

  • Helps injured muscle heal faster, reduce stiffness and tight joints

  • Helps to relieve pain 

  • Can enhance overall well-being

  • Helps Manage Ongoing Conditions

Typical Reasons for Physiotherapy

  • Broken/fracture bones (post op)

  • Cruciate ligament disease

  • Gait abnormalities - ie the animal starts to walk or move differently

  • Hip & elbow dysplasia

  • Intervertebral Disc Protrusion

  • Joint injuries

  • Muscle strain/tightness

  • Muscle wastage/atrophy

  • Ruptured tendons & ligaments

  • Legg-Calve-Perthes

  • Lumbrosacral Disease

  • Luxating Patella

  • Nerve pain/injury

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Osteochondritis

  • Overuse injuiries

  • Pain Relief

  • Rehabilitation post surgery or injury

  • Soft tissue injuiry

  • Spondylosis

Read how Jenson benefited from Physiotherapy after TPLO surgery for Cruciate Ligament Disease.

Therapeutic devices can help increase the body's healing process & maximise manual techniques

"I can’t thank Harriet enough for the care and attention given to our 4 year old Labrador Bailey helping her to recuperate after an operation for elbow dysplasia.

 

Bailey had limped for a long time prior to the operation & was considerably weaker on one side of her body as a consequence.  

 

The massage & physio given to Bailey by Harriet along with home exercises Harriet advised in between sessions meant that after a couple of months Bailey was back to her usual self and enjoying long walks again.  I particularly like the fact that Harriet comes to your house, I am sure this made it a more relaxing and enjoyable experience for Bailey.   

 

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Harriet to any pet owners considering this kind of treatment for their pets." Julie, Owner.

"Harriet is amazing ... not only with the treatment of my girl Maddie but she is also a huge emotional support for the owner  :-) 

 

Always just a message away of there is a worry.  She is very sufficient when it comes to writing and sending reports to vets.  Maddie loves her physio session with Harriet and I can only highly recommend Harriet." Tammy, Owner.