What to Expect
It is a legal requirement to gain consent from your vet prior to your animal being treated by us. Our referral form can be downloaded here and filled out to be sent to your vet.
During our first visit we will discuss any relevant medical history, as well as the aims and ambitions that you have for your animal.
A full bio-mechanical assessment will be carried out, consisting of thorough observation and analysis of your animal standing, walking, trotting and turning. In some instances, with our equine clients it may be beneficial to view the horse being lunged or ridden, however this is not necessarily a requirement.
Hands on Assessment
Refined palpation skills will be used to physically examine muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons in order to identify any areas of dysfunction, imbalance, restrictions or pain.
After a thorough examination and interpretation of findings, the most appropriate physiotherapy techniques will be selected in order to tailor treatment to your pet effectively. This may include the use of electrotherapy treatments if appropriate to do so
Aftercare and Exercise
Full aftercare and exercise advice will be provided, as well as any stretches that may be beneficial to your animal.
We can help you understand some simple anatomy of your animal throughout the treatment, which can support you to successfully train your animal in the correct way, thus optimizing bio-mechanics and helping to ensure a longer career.