Physiotherapy – this increases range of movement in joints, joint health, circulation and trigger points.
Laser – this encourages wound healing, increases blood supply and gives pain relief.
Ultrasound – this reduces swelling and inflammation, breaks down adhesions.
Electrical muscle stimulation – this helps prevent muscle atrophy and helps build muscle.
Under Water Treadmill (UWTM) – walking in the water allows joint movement with reduced weight bearing, it builds muscle, gives pain relief and burns calories for weight.
Shockwave – this does not use electric shocks but large changes in pressure using sound waves. The intensity of shockwave stimulates growth factors and can dissolve calcium deposits in tendons and around joints. It is particularly useful in shoulder tendinopathies, osteoarthritis, lumbosacral disease and ligament repair – dogs do not usually need sedating.
Acupuncture – we offer acupuncture and electro acupuncture. These treatments work well in neurological cases such as a slipped disc and degenerative myelopathy, as well as being excellent as part of a pain management strategy.
Neurological Rehabilitation – using appropriate stimuli and techniques it is possible retrain spinal cases to walk again.
Collection service – for spinal cases, rehabilitation is often better done in short sessions throughout the day as these patients tire quickly. We offer a service where we will collect the dog or cat from the referring veterinary. practice in the morning, take it to Physio-Vet for treatments throughout the day. The pet will then be returned to the referring practice in the afternoon/early evening.
Weight and nutrition advice and clinics – we offer expert advice and support to manage obesity and joint conditions
AIM-OA Sys – this is a program developed here at Physio-Vet, to provide a complete arthritis care plan for the patient, including pain management, joint improvement, dietary and exercise advice.
Orthotic devices – we offer advice on splints, carts, harnesses and other assistance devices to help support specific problems.