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In Person - Treatment Details

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Before - ​What to Expect from PhysioMyDog Consultations

  • A Personal & Professional Service.  Unique experience for you and your dog, ensuring you both feel comfortable and confident every step of the way.

  • Treatment sessions that won't be rushed.

  • I will not restrain your dog to physically examine. We can work together to ensure everyone is safe and your dog gets the help they need

  • Please be aware I am unable to diagnose - I can tell you what I see and feel. 

  • My holistic approach means I treat your whole dog, not just area of concern.

  • I will be guided by your dog and always consider their physical, emotional & behavioural needs.

  • Dogs often respond best in a quiet, relaxed, safe and comfortable environment. If you have a busy home, please ensure a suitable area is available.​ 

Personal Confirmation

  • Confirmation by email of the date, time and location including Welcome Pack & required Information before our appointment.  Details here.

Vet Referral​​​

  • I will always ensure I have Vet Consent/Referral before I treat a dog & request relevant information regarding the dog's health.  

  • Owners - if you'd like me to treat your dog, please contact me and I will arrange a referral directly with your vet.

  • Vets - If you have a dog you would like me to treat, please contact me.  

    • I will always email you a report after each physiotherapy treatment and refer back to you as necessary.

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What To Expect During a Treatment Consultation - First Session – Usually 60-90 Minutes

Discussion - Health History/Areas of Concern

  • For an overall picture and history of your dog using the information provided by yourself & your vet.

  • Discuss concerns you have, what you're hoping to achieve so we're all on the same page.

 

Observation, Palpation & Assessment

  • Observation - watching how your dog moves – usually videoing - so we have a benchmark.

  • Palpation - feeling your dog’s body from nose to tail to get them used to and start to trust me.  

  • Assessment - Watching and feeling helps assess & identify areas of concern and so develop the most appropriate therapeutic plan for your dog.

 

Develop Therapeutic Treatment Plan 

  • Using the information from our discussion and my assessment, I customise your dog's plan depending on their needs. 

  • The plan will develop depending on how your dog responds, so we always adjust accordingly.

  • I work with your dog and not ON them & will never force, taking it at their pace.

  • It's important for you and your dog to trust me so I will do my very best to ensure everyone feels safe and comfortable.

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What to Expect After a Treatment Session

Treatment Plan & Reporting

  • Bespoke Treatment Plan & Report - After each session, you will receive by email a Report detailing my findings and a Bespoke Treatment Plan for you dog including suggested nutrition advice, exercise management, home and lifestyle modifications and therapeutic exercises, you can perform yourself at home in between sessions.

  • Ongoing Support & Advice - The most successful outcome tends to come from a #TeamDog approach.  I will be available in between sessions should you have any questions. 

  • Vet Report - Sent to your vet and any other therapists you're working with so they are up to date with my findings and liaise accordingly.

Your Dog's Response

  • Treatments release toxins, encourages blood and lymph circulation and stimulates the nervous system.  

  • After the treatment, keep your dog quiet, only allow light exercise, free access to water and going to the toilet. 

  • You may find your dog has some stiffness - this will ease over the next day or so - they may just sleep for the rest of the day.  

  • It can also make your dog feel instantly great and they will be immediately more active!

  • Please don't feed your dog an hour before/after the treatment session. 

Follow Up Sessions/How Many Are Needed? – 45-60 Minutes

  • This very much depends on your dog's response, their condition, how much you're able to do in between sessions, their overall current health etc

  • It often works well is to start with 3 sessions fairly close together and then we can decide what is required moving forward. 

  • I’m happy to work with you to discuss the best programme of treatments, allowing for your budget and animal’s needs.

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“Amazing, thank you so much. You were caring and attentive to Bruce's needs and took thinks at his own pace. You were also a massive help and support to me!” PM, Bruce Pet Parent

"Harriet has really helped our old boy Max a 14 year old Golden Retriever who has suffered with bad arthritis since undergoing earlier operations for both Cruciate Ligaments in his earlier years. Max seems more engaged since the treatments started and is finding it a lot easier to get off the floor and has also been doing the odd little jog now and then on his walks.  His treatment is fortnightly and he has hydro therapy in the intervening week. I have no hesitation in recommending Harriet she is a nice person to know and is very professional with her follow up questions after treatments.  Max obviously loves her as the benefits are immediate both during and after her visits and I think combined with the hydro has given him a new lease of life." JP, Max's Pet Parent Owner

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