Welcome to Physio-Vet
VETERINARY PHYSIOTHERAPY AND ELECTIVE SURGERY
The veterinary professionals at Physio-Vet deliver expertly developed assessment and treatment services for dogs and cats.
All veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and veterinary physiotherapists at the clinic are highly trained in animal health and welfare, with a particular focus on veterinary physiotherapy treatments and the healing of orthopaedic and neurological conditions.
Each team member understands the concern and worry that goes through an animal owner’s mind when their pet is injured or unwell. For this reason, they are totally committed to the provision of gold standard veterinary care and a quick, effective healing process.
Your pet’s return to the highest possible quality of life is Physio-Vet’s first priority.
Why choose Physio-Vet?
Not only are the specialists at this Cheshire-based veterinary practice completely dedicated to your pet’s healing process, but you’ll be able to take advantage of many other great benefits when you choose Physio-Vet. These include:
- State of the art medical equipment and facilities
- Consistently effective pain relief
- Proven techniques, both surgical and non-surgical
- Tailored treatment plans that match your pet’s condition and requirements
- An exceptional quality of care from highly trained veterinary professionals, allowing you complete peace of mind
Patients at Physio-Vet can receive a full range of treatments and types of care that have been developed over many years of scientific and clinical research. The team can treat any kind of domestic animal, no matter their size, breed, age or condition.
Physio-Vet’s services include the treatment of:
Through surgical or non-surgical methods – depending on your pet’s condition – the veterinary physiotherapists and surgeons can help to resolve or mitigate cases of arthritis and osteoarthritis.
They’ll help to decrease swelling and develop the range of movement within your pet’s joints, improving their ability to bear weight and reducing pain.
Cruciate ligament injury
This form of connective tissue damage can cause pain and problems walking. Surgery is usually required to rectify this specific problem, and the experts at Physio-Vet are highly experienced in this particular operation.
Another common joint condition, hip dysplasia is more likely to affect older dogs or bigger, heavier animal breeds.
The team at Physio-Vet knows that there are numerous possible causes of this problem, including wear and disease. They’ll work on an efficient, thorough program to ensure your pet’s improvement, keeping them comfortable throughout.
While hip dysplasia affects an animal’s rear limbs, elbow dysplasia impacts the front limb joints and can be equally painful and troubling.
Expert techniques employed by a veterinary physiotherapist – often accompanied by a simple surgical procedure – will ensure that your pet will soon be able to exercise and play as normal.
Whether your dog has suffered a muscular or soft tissue injury, developed a joint disease or is currently rebuilding muscle after an operation, the physiotherapists at Physio-Vet can apply a range of techniques.
These may include manual manipulation to promote joint mobility and laser therapy to prompt the production of healing collagen.
Neurological problems may include nerve damage, compressed nerves and spinal diseases. They may show themselves in the form of balance problems or the inability to use certain limbs properly.
Using a combination of physiotherapy and other specialist treatments, Physio-Vet can help your pet to recover from conditions of this kind.
Sports dog injuries
If you own a pet that is used to regular exercise in more extreme forms, they may be more prone to ligament strains and muscular injuries than other pets. These injuries require an in depth knowledge of each sport and the injuries that occur.
Where surgery is concerned, you can rest assured that your furry friend is in the very best hands. Our veterinary surgeons are world-renowned experts in their field, and benefit from extensive experience. We encourage owners to stay with their pet until a mild sedative has taken effect, so that they leave them in a lovely, relaxed state. We also recommend that owners return just as their pet comes round from anaesthesia so that the first thing they see is a familiar, smiling face.
If you would like your pet to be seen by one of the Physio Vet team, then the initial contact should be made by your normal veterinary surgeon. A referral can only be made by them, who will provide us with all the medical information we require in order to treat your pet. Once we have this information, we will then arrange everything else, but please feel free to contact us to discuss the process in further detail, or if you have any questions.
Do I need to book an appointment?
For most treatments, your pet will require a referral from their regular veterinary practice. For further information about getting your pet referred, please contact Physio-Vet today.
What are your opening hours?
We’re open Monday – Thursday, 9:30am to 7pm. We’re open between 9:30am and 5:30pm on Fridays and 9am – 12:30pm on Saturdays. We’re closed on Sundays.
My pet is insured – will the costs of treatment be covered?
The majority of treatments provided by Physio-Vet should be covered by your insurer. However, it’s definitely best to check with your policy provider before going forward.
What happens if my pet needs an operation?
Every treatment will be discussed clearly with you before it is undertaken. The date of the operation will be arranged and confirmed with you.
With most operations your pet will be able to return home with you the same day.
Do you make house visits?
No, all of Physio-Vet’s treatments are provided at the clinic. However, we will give you a home exercise program to do with your pet at home to help their recovery to continue.
Get in touch with Physio-Vet
Physio-Vet’s clinic can be found at The Smithy, Crewe Hall Farm, Old Park Road, Crewe, Cheshire CW1 5UE.
To get there, leave the A500 at Meremoss Roundabout, taking the northernmost exit and following the B5472 to the next roundabout.
Take the second exit onto Old Park Road, then turn almost immediately left. Further along the road, you’ll see the entrance to Crewe Hall Farm where Physio-Vet is located.
Just wanted to say a huge thank you David and team if it wasn’t for all of you Henri would never of continued with agility, he is loving it and so much more focused, he got placed at the March dig it show.
David is probably the best canine physiotherapist in Europe.
Just wanted to say thank you for the excellent service we received on Saturday when you gave Dotti an ‘Agility MOT’ and helped us with the problems she was having. I am pleased to report that she was more relaxed on Saturday evening than she had been for a while
I take all my dogs to see David. The first time I think there’s a problem he’s the first person I contact.
Big thank you for helping my baby girl Tai get back on track
We are proud to be one of the leading clinics for arthritis and lameness in dogs and cats, and work with referring practices all over the UK to take advantage of our specialist team.