Care through Rehabilitation

** COMING SOON - SMALL ANIMAL HYDROTHERAPY **

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Treatments

 

Injuries

Osteoarthritis

Pre & post-surgery care

Wound repair

Age-related conditions​

​Competition maintenance

Neurological conditions

​Weight loss management

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Treatments

Veterinary physiotherapy takes many forms including manual therapies, electrotherapy and prescription based exercises. The aim is to reduce pain and restore the body's function after injury or illness. All programmes are designed on an individual basis to best suit the needs of the animal through their rehabilitation.​


Treatment types available:


  • Massage
  • Soft tissue mobilisation
  • Trigger point release
  • Myofacial release
  • Range of motion and joint mobilisation
  • Rehabilitation exercises
  • Electrotherapy modalities including
    • Red light phototherapy
    • Blue light phototherapy
    • Pulsed magnetic field therapy (PMFT)
    • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation  (NMES)
    • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
    • Ultrasound
  • Stretches
  • Proprioceptive exercises
  • Hot / Cold therapies
  • Desensitisation - focus on nervous or reactive dogs.


Manual Therapy
This therapy consists of various techniques including massage, myofascial release to:

  • Increase circulation
  • Reduce pain
  • Relax muscles
  • Relieve tension and spasm
  • Mobilisation of joints and soft tissue
  • Reduce adhesions and scar tissue


Electrotherapies:


Pulsed Magnetic Field Therapy (PMFT)
PMFT creates cellular changes via the use of dynamic magnets to stimulate the body's repair process. This modality can be used for:

  • Pain relief
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Fracture repair
  • Nerve Regeneration
  • Reduce oedema


Phototherapy 
Through the use of blue or red light high emitting diodes, energy from the light is transferred to the tissues, inducing chemical changes at cellular level or as a form of thermal therapy. Phototherapy can aid with:

  • Increase circulation
  • Reduce pain
  • Wound repair
  • Superficial wound infection - Blue light
  • Gingevitis


Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)
This modality induces the contraction of muscles through a small electrical current, to mobilise the muscle to aid with:

  • Increasing muscle mass in atrophied muscles
  • Reduce muscle spasm and tension


Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
Through the use of stimulation, this modality the sensory nerves, which can result in an endorphin release within the body. This form of electrotherapy is primarily used for pain relief.

Therapeutic Ultrasound 
Effective in the repair of soft tissues, ultrasound uses sound waves to a direct area to:

  • Increase circulation
  • Increase collagen production
  • Relieve muscle spasm
  • Reducing scar tissue and adhesions.

Anna Wilson AdvCertVPhys

​​Veterinary Physiotherapist

07780 601 688

info@awvetphysio.co.uk

07780 601688​​