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Veterinary Physiotherapy

Veterinary Physiotherapy has many different treatments to aid healing, post-operative rehabilitation, injuries, injury prevention, maintenance and competition care.

These treatments are:

What you can expect from a Session

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Manual Therapy

What is manual therapy:

  • Massage techniques

  • Myofascial release

  • Trigger point therapy

  • Soft tissue mobilisation

  • Stretching

  • Passive range of motion

Manual therapy can increase:

  • Circulation

  • Joint range of motion

  • Tissue healing 

  • Mobility

  • Flexibility 

  • Relaxation

And decrease:

  • Pain

  • Scar tissue 

  • Stiffness

  • Muscle tension

  • Muscle spasm

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Electrotherapies

Electrotherapies available with EJS: 

  • Laser therapy 

  • Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMFT)

  • H-Wave therapy

  • Hot/Cold therapy

Electrotherapies can increase:

  • Circulation

  • Joint range of motion

  • Nerve healing

  • Tissue healing

  • Mobility

  • Flexibility

  • Relaxation

  • Assist muscle building 

And decrease:

  • Pain

  • Haematoma

  • Oedema/swelling

  • Muscle Spasm

  • Muscle tension

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Remedial Exercise Prescription

What involves a Remedial Exercise Prescription (REP):

  • Pole exercise

  • In-hand and riding exercises

  • Stable exercises 

  • Stable management advice 

  • Riding assessment/coaching 

REP can aid in:

  • Correct muscle building

  • Flexibility

  • Mobility 

  • Correct posture  

  • Behaviour 

  • Post-operative rehabilitation

  • Pre-operative care

  • Improve coordination

  • Injury/re-injury prevention 

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What to Expect From a Session 

Veterinary Physiotherapy

For physiotherapy treatment, non-maintenance, a referral from a vet is required. A form should be completed given the vet's diagnostics and permission to treat the animal. For maintenance, a vet referral is not needed. 

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Introduction

Each session will start with a chat about the reason for the session and concerns. We will discuss goals and what will be required to reach them.

Assessment

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A full assessment will be required to get a good picture of what is going on. This consists of a trot up, range of motion of joints and palpation of the soft tissues. From this, key points are identified and will guide the treatment and rehabilitation plan. 

Treatment

Using the findings from the assessment treatment will be given accordingly using the most appropriate method from a variety of modalities that can be used to aid in healing, soft tissue quality and mobility. To find out more about the treatments available click on tab below:

Exercise Program

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An exercise program will be created to both suit you and your animal. This will aid in rehabilitation, promote correct movement that will prevent injury and compensatory issues.

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