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Veterinary Physiotherapy

 

What is Veterinary Physiotherapy?

Veterinary Physiotherapy uses in depth knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, physiology and pathology to assess and analyse each animal to tailor an appropriate treatment programme based on their needs.

 

What can you treat?

There is a vast range of conditions that may benefit from Physiotherapy, in both horses and dogs. Here are so of the most common conditions:

 

 

  • Orthopaedic Conditions

  • Neurological Conditions

  • Sports Injuries

  • General muscular, joint and spine pain,

  • Performance problems or enhancement.

 

What treatments are on offer?

Physiotherapy covers a huge variety in treatments and JKG Physiotherapy uses a wealth of experience in Physiotherapy and Sports Massage to apply the most suitable treatment programme for your animal. This may include:

 

 

  • Manual Treatment– mobilisations, manipulation, massage, myofascial release, trigger point release, reflex inhibition techniques, specific stretches etc.

  • Electrotherapy – TENS, Neuromuscular Stimulation, H-Wave, Laser

  • Exercise Therapy - rehabilitation programmes, core stability exercises, sport specific training.

  • Advice & Education

 

 

 

 

In accordance with the law, veterinary consent is needed before I can treat any animal.

 

All animals require a formal referral from a vet to see a physiotherapist. This is to protect the animal by ensuring that the physiotherapist is made aware of any condition which may affect your animal’s treatment or progress. This protection is enshrined in the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966, and ensures good communication between physiotherapist and vet.

 

Jessica will contact your veterinarian to gain conset, or alternativley a consent form (below) can be provided for your Veterinarian to complete.