Treatments

As a qualified Veterinary Physiotherapist, Heather is able to provide a broad range of treatment modalities and is therefore able to treat a spectrum of conditions and issues an animal may be experiencing. These treatments can be applied to many different animals, great and small. In addition to horses and dogs, cats and the occasional bull can be treated. Contact Heather is you have a specific enquiry.

 

Prior to initial treatment a full case history is taken. Before any treatment the animal's movement is assessed and special conditions are taken into consideration. The treatment is then tailored to the animal and a combination of manual techniques and electrotherapies may be deployed. In many cases home exercise plans are also prescribed with the objective of further benefitting the animal post treatment.

 

Manual Techniques:

  • Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Reciprocal Inhibition
  • Range of Motion Exercises
  • Stretches
  • Cryotherapy
  • Thermotherapy

 

 

Electrotherapies:

 

  • Pulsed magnetic field therapy - used to help manage pain, reduce inflammation, aid fracture, tendon and ligament healing, treat nerve damage and reduce muscular tension.
  • Phototherapy (blue, red & infra-red) - blue light has anti-bacterial properties and helps manage wounds and skin conditions. Red and infra-red light is used to manage a range of muscle, tendon and ligament conditions, re-optimises the function of biological cells, penetrating tissue up to a depth of c.2cm.
  • Longwave ultrasound - treats ligament, tendon injuries, and muscle injuries. It helps re-align collagen, reduce scar tissue and adhesions, improves the probability of a successful heal and reduces the risk of re-injury. It is also very effective at releasing deep seated muscular tension and spasm. 
  • Bioscan -a scanner used to help pin-point musculo-skeletal issues which are unable to be palpated by the human hand or seen by the human eye.
  • NEMS/TENS- electrical stimulation used to release muscular tension, help stimulate, re-build weak and hypotrophied muscles and manage pain.

 

 

Veterinary consent is required prior to treatment in accordance with the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966.