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Veterinary & Animal Physiotherapy

An increasing number of Human Physiotherapists now work with animals, either as Veterinary or Animal Physiotherapists. In accordance with the "Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966", it is a legal requirement that a Veterinary or Animal Physiotherapist has Veterinarian consent prior to assessing & treating your animal. Holistic team working is an excellent concept & this includes the involvement of all professionals & associated individuals such as your vet, farrier, saddler, dentist, behaviouralist, osteopath & trainer to offer your animal the best care available .

Veterinary & Animal Physiotherapy is not an alternative intervention to Veterinary medicine however it is works well as an adjunct. Treatment in the early stages of injury is most beneficial & therefore prompt referral to the Physiotherapist from the Veterinary Surgeon is recommended.

Veterinary & Animal Physiotherapy involves the assessment & treatment of muscular, skeletal & neurological conditions in all animals. It combines analysis of movement & gait using knowledge of anatomy, physiology & physiotherapy clinical reasoning skills to identify problems & provide a treatment plan & goals for each animal as an individual.

Physiotherapists use visual & palpatory skills to assess & detect soft tissue injuries causing pain, lameness & poor performance. They are also trained in a range of Physiotherapy treatments & rehabilitation techniques & offer guidance on the best way to successfully work with you & your animal.

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